Health Act 1970

Amendment of section 3 of Mental Treatment Act, 1945.


81.The Mental Treatment Act, 1945, is hereby amended by—

( a) the deletion in section 3 of the definitions of “ the appropriate assistance officer”, “ authorised medical officer”, “ chargeable patient”, “ joint authority”, “ joint board”, “ mental hospital assistance”, “ visiting committee of an auxiliary mental hospital”, and “ visiting committee of a district mental hospital”,

( b) the insertion in section 3 after the definition of “ district mental hospital” of the following—

“‘ eligible patient’ means a patient who is a person with full eligibility or a person with limited eligibility within the meaning of sections 45 and 46 of the Health Act, 1970”, and

( c) the substitution of “ eligible patient” for “chargeable patient” in each case where that occurs.