Health Act, 1947

Treatment of infectious diseases in particular institutions.

45.—(1) The Minister may by order prohibit either absolutely or subject to specified conditions the admission of persons suffering from a specified infectious disease to, and the treatment of such persons in, any institution in the area to which the order relates other than one or more than one specified institution which the Minister considers specially fitted for the giving of such treatment.

(2) An order under this section may relate to an area consisting of either the whole or part of the State.

(3) Where a person is admitted to or treated in an institution in contravention of an order under this section, the person carrying on the institution shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding ten pounds for every day on which the offence is continued.

(4) In this section, the word “institution” includes a department of an institution.