Mental Treatment Act, 1945



General penalty.

249.—(1) Where, in relation to any mental institution, there is a contravention (whether by act or omission) of any section or sub-section of this Act which is mentioned in the Fifth Schedule to this Act, the responsible person shall be guilty of an offence under that section or sub-section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, together with, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine not exceeding one pound for every day on which the offence is continued.

(2) In this section, the expression “the responsible person” means—

(a) in relation to a mental institution registered in a register kept by the Minister under this Act—the person whose name is entered in the register in respect of the institution, and

(b) in relation to any other mental institution—the mental hospital authority or other person carrying on the institution.