LEPERS ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Minister may appoint Leprosy hospitals.

3. Provision as to existing Leper hospital or asylum at Hendala.

4. Lepers may build separate dwellings for their own use within the limits of the leprosy hospital.

5. Duty of persons to give information of existence of lepers.

6. Penalty.

7. Inquiry into cases of leprosy.

8. Power to order lepers to be removed to and detained in hospital.

9. Lepers able to provide effective isolation and medical treatment not removable to hospital. Minister may prescribe rules for observance by them.

10. Lepers not to leave hospital without permission, Penalty.

11. No person to enter Leprosy hospital without permission. Penalty.

12. Director of Health Services and medical officer in charge of any leprosy hospital to exercise powers of Magistrate in hospital.

13. Regulations to be made by Minister.

14. Right of Leper to Administration of property or proceeds thereof under supervision of court.

15. Mode of application.

16. Procedure upon receipt of application.

17. Appointment of manager.

18. Court may require further nomination.

19. Power of court to decline to appoint manager and to suggest sale of property.

20. Power of manager.

21. Manager to deliver inventory and valuation.

22. Manager to furnish annual account.

23. Leper or relative may impugn inventory or account.

24. Manager may be sued for an account.

25. Court may punish disobedient manager.

26. Court may remove manager.

27. Manager may apply property for support of relatives or dependants of Leper.

28. Payment of manager.

29. Court may require security.

30. Determination of questions arising in the administration.

31. Sale of Leper's property by order of court.

32. Application of proceeds of sale.

33. Power of Leper to apply to court.

34. Communication from Leper to court.

35. General powers of court.

36. Appeals.

37. Exemption from stamp duty.

SCHEDULE

4 of 1901,

17 of 1902,

15 of 1912,

35 of 1939,

9 of 1941,

12 of 1952.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the segregation and treatment of Lepers.

[Date of Commencement: 1st January, 1902]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Lepers Ordinance.

2. Minister may appoint Leprosy hospitals.

It shall be lawful for the Minister, from time to time, to appoint any such place as he shall think fit to be a Leprosy hospital for the segregation and treatment of Lepers; and every such leprosy hospital shall comprise such area as the Minister shall, from time to time, define by Order published in the Gazette.

3. Provision as to existing Leper hospital or asylum at Hendala.

The place now and heretofore known as the leper hospital or asylum, situate at Hendala, shall be deemed to be a Leprosy hospital established under the provisions of this Ordinance, and all acts heretofore done and suffered with regard to Lepers and the segregation, support, and treatment of Lepers in the said hospital or asylum shall be deemed to have been done and suffered in accordance with law.

4. Lepers may build separate dwellings for their own use within the limits of the Leprosy hospital.

Any person detained as a Leper in a Leprosy hospital may by the special permission of the Minister erect or cause to be erected for himself a dwelling house at his own proper expense within the limits of the Leprosy hospital in which he is detained subject to such conditions as to plan, site, drainage, and otherwise as to the Minister shall seems fit.

5. Duty of persons to give information of existence of lepers.

It shall be the duty of every person having knowledge of the existence of a Leper or a person reasonably suspected of being a leper in any place outside the limits of any Leprosy hospital to give information thereof to the Government medical officer residing nearest to the village or place in which such leper or suspected leper resides or is found, and such medical officer shall forthwith report the same to the Director of Health Services.

6. Penalty.

Every person willfully neglecting to give such information as aforesaid, and every medical officer willfully neglecting to report the same as aforesaid, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on conviction for each such offence to a fine not exceeding fifty rupees.

7. Inquiry into cases of leprosy.

On the receipt of such report as aforesaid the Director of Health Services shall forthwith forward such report to the Minister, and such inspection and examination of the alleged Leper shall be held and such report made thereon as the Minister shall order, or as shall be, from time to time, prescribed by such general regulations in that behalf as shall, from time to time, be made under Section 13 of this Ordinance.

8. Power to order lepers to be removed to and detained in hospital.

After such inspection, examination, and report as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the Minister, if he shall think fit, to order the leper or alleged leper to be removed to and detained in a leprosy hospital:

Provided always that no person shall be removed to or detained in a Leprosy hospital unless he has first been certified to be suffering from the disease of Leprosy by two qualified medical practitioners, one of whom shall be either the Director of Health Services or a medical practitioner appointed by the Minister, to inquire into cases of suspected leprosy for the purposes of this Ordinance.

9. Lepers able to provide effective isolation and medical treatment not removable to hospital. Minister may prescribe rules for observance by them.

(1) No such order for removal or detention as in Section 8 mentioned shall be made if the leper or alleged Leper shall in the opinion of the Minister be able to provide for himself at his own place of abode effective isolation and medical treatment, and shall within the time prescribed by the Minister carry out such directions as the Minister may give for securing such isolation, but in every such case it shall be lawful for the Minister, from time to time, to prescribe rules for observance by such leper or alleged leper in order to secure such isolation.

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