Hospitals Federation and Amalgamation Act, 1961

Amalgamation of hospital boards.

16.—(1) The Council may, with the consent of two or more hospital boards (given in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed) and with the consent of the Minister, by order amalgamate the boards into one board and transfer their functions to that board.

(2) An order under this section may contain all such provisions as appear to the Council to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of enabling the amalgamation and transfer to have effect, including provisions modifying any of the provisions of this Act, and it shall be obligatory for the order to modify section 7 of this Act so that the representation on the Council of the new amalgamated board shall be equal in numbers to the sum of the representation thereon prior to the amalgamation of the two or more boards which were the subject of the amalgamation.