Health Act, 1953

Amendment of Tuberculosis (Establishment of Sanatoria) Act, 1945.

70.—(1) In this section “the Act” means the Tuberculosis (Establishment of Sanatoria) Act, 1945 (No. 4 of 1945).

(2) Section 6 of the Act is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (2) of the following subsection:

“(2a) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, when the establishment under this Act of a sanatorium has, in the opinion of the Minister, been completed, the Minister, if he so thinks proper, may transfer his estate or interest in the land on which the sanatorium has been established and the equipment of the sanatorium to a joint board established by an order under section 45 of the Health Act, 1953, and, in the case of any such transfer, subsection (2) of this section shall have effect with the substitution of ‘joint board’ for ‘county authority or county authorities’”.

(3) The following section shall be added to the Act after section 17:

Disposal of surplus land.

“18. (1) Where the Minister has acquired land under this Part of this Act and, as respects such land or any part thereof—

(a) the Minister has not transferred his estate or interest therein under subsection (2) or subsection (2a) of section 6 of this Act, and

(b) it appears to the Minister that such land or part is no longer required for the purposes of the establishment of a sanatorium,

the Minister may dispose of such land or part in such manner as he thinks proper.

(2) All moneys received by the Minister in respect of the disposal of land under this section shall be paid by the Minister to the Hospitals Trust Board and shall form part of the Hospitals Trust Fund.”