Health Act, 1947

Provision of ambulances.

104.—(1) A health authority may make arrangements for providing ambulances or other means of transport for the conveyance of patients from places in their functional area to places in or outside such area or from places outside their functional area to places in such area.

(2) Where a person makes use of an ambulance provided under this section, a health authority may, at their discretion but subject to any relevant regulations under section 31 of this Act:—

(a) make a charge for such use in accordance with regulations made by them, or

(b) make no charge therefor.

(3) A charge under subsection (2) of this section for the use of an ambulance by any person may be recovered as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction from:—

(a) such person, or, in case such person has died, his legal personal representative, or

(b) any other person liable to maintain such person for the purposes of the Public Assistance Act, 1939 (No. 27 of 1939), by virtue of section 27 of that Act or, in case such other person has died, his legal personal representative.