Midwives Act, 1944

Suspension from practice consequent upon proceedings in respect of offence.

36.—(1) A local supervising authority may, in accordance with rules made under this Act, suspend from practice any midwife practising in their district against whom proceedings in the District Court in respect of any offence under this Act have been instituted until such proceedings have been finally determined.

(2) Where a local supervising authority suspend under this section a midwife from practice and the proceedings on account of which she was suspended terminate in her favour, such local supervising authority may, if they so think fit, pay to such midwife reasonable compensation for her loss of practice.

(3) If any midwife practises in contravention of a suspension under this section, she shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.