Health Act, 1953

Dispensary districts.

51.—(1) Every dispensary district under the Public Assistance Act, 1939 , existing immediately before the commencement of this section shall be a dispensary district for the purposes of the Principal Act and this Act.

(2) The Minister may by order vary the division of the functional area of a health authority into dispensary districts.

(3) Where an order under subsection (2) of this section has been made, the Minister may by order provide for such transfers, within the functional area of the health authority, of officers whose districts have been affected by the first-mentioned order, as he considers necessary or expedient.

(4) Before making an order under subsection (3) of this section, the Minister shall send particulars of the transfers proposed to every officer proposed to be transferred and shall consider any representations which may be made by any such officer within such reasonable period as the Minister may determine.

(5) The office of an officer transferred by an order under subsection (3) of this section shall, for the purposes of any enactment relating to superannuation, be deemed not to have been abolished.