PRIVATE HOSPITALS AND MATERNITY HOMES ACT - 1958 (NO. 9 OF 1958)

    Section - 15 - Power for Board to Suspend or Cancel Registration

    (1) Where in any private hospital or maternity home registered under this Act it appears to the Board,-

    (a) that the provisions of this Act are not being complied with to its satisfaction; or

    (b) that the private hospital is not conducted in the best interests or general well-being of the patients; or

    (c) that any medical practitioner or midwife as the case may be is not a fit and proper person,-

    the Board may in writing fix a time not exceeding fourteen days and direct the medical practitioner in charge or the midwife in charge, as the case may be, to comply with the requirements of the Board. Any direction given under this subsection may include a suspension of the certificate of registration.

    (2) If the medical practitioner in charge or the midwife in charge as the case may be fails to satisfy the requirements of the Board within the prescribed time the Board may cancel the certificate of registration.

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    (3) Nothing in this section shall be construed in derogation of the powers of a Medical Officer under the Infectious Diseases Ordinance.