1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Schemes of establishment and management of regional health authorities

   4   Appointment of Regional Director, Parish Manager and employees

   5   Responsibilities of Regional Director and Parish Manager

   6   Funds of Authority

   7   Application of revenues

   8   Borrowing powers

   9   Power to invest moneys

   10   Guarantee by Minister of borrowings by Authority and replacement of sums issued to meet guarantees

   11   Accounts and Audit

   12   Annual report

   13   Regulations

   14   Liability for expenses, etc, of seaman

   15   Expenses of paupers in public health facilities

   16   Recovery of fees

   17   Transfer of officers to Authority

   18   Repeal of Hospitals (Public) Act

   19   Savings

   20   Vesting of assets and transfer of liabilities




[Date of Commencement: 1st October 1997]

Act 10 of 1997.

LN 45/04.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Health Services Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "appointed day" means the date appointed by the Minister under section 1;

   "Authority" or "regional health authority" means an Authority established by a scheme made under section 3;

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "public health facility" means any facility specified in the First Schedule;

   "public health service" means any service which is provided, whether directly or indirectly, by public health personnel in the fulfilment of their official duties, and includes services offered by public health facilities for research, monitoring, regulatory or promotional activities or for the reception or treatment of persons suffering from illness;

   "region" means the area specified in a scheme establishing an Authority as the area within which each Authority administers the delivery of public health services;

   "regional hospital" means any hospital specified in the Second Schedule.

   (2) The Minister may, from time to time by order, amend the First and Second Schedules.

3   Schemes of establishment and management of regional health authorities

   (1) The Minister may, from time to time, prepare a scheme or schemes for the establishment and management of one or more regional health authorities.

   (2) Every such scheme shall-

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