NATIONAL TRANSPORT MEDICAL INSTITUTE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

Establishment of the National Transport Medical Institute

2. Establishment of National Transport Medical Institute.

3. Functions of the Institute.

4. Powers of the Institute.

PART II

Constitution of the Board

5. Administration of the Institute vested in the Board.

6. Constitution of the Board.

7. Term of office.

8. Chairman of the Board.

9. Meetings of the Board.

10. Proceedings of the Board not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the appointment of a member.

11. Seal of the Board.

12. Staff of the institute.

13. Service to the Institute deemed to be service to the Government for the purposes of certain contracts.

14. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Institute.

15. Delegation of powers of the Board to the Chairman of the Board.

PART III

Finance

16. Fund of the Institute.

17. Financial year of the Institute.

18. Audit of Accounts.

PART IV

General

19. Regulations.

20. Protection of actions taken under this Act.

21. The institute deemed to be a Scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

22. Officers and servant of the Institute deemed to be public servants.

23. Transitional Provisions.

24. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

25. Interpretation.

25 of 1997.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a National Transport Medical Institute and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 6th October, 1997]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Transport Medical Institute Act.

PART I

Establishment of the National Transport Medical Institute

2. Establishment of National Transport Medical Institute.

(1) There shall be established, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, an Institute which shall be called the National Transport Medical Institute (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”).

(2) The Institute shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (1) be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Functions of the Institute.

The functions of the Institute shall be—

(a) to provide medical services and assistance to drivers and operators operating or driving all categories of motor vehicles including heavy duty vehicles;

(b) to examine drivers and operators of all categories of motor vehicles including heavy duty vehicles and furnish certificates of physical and mental fitness to such drivers and operators;

(c) to carry out medical examinations on drivers and operators of all categories of motor vehicles including heavy duty vehicles and furnish recommendations regarding their suitability and fitness;

(d) to provide medical services and assistance in the cases of accidents involving any category of motor vehicles;

(e) to ensure either by itself or in consultation with other agencies, that motor vehicles of all descriptions are operated or driven only by persons who are physically and mentally fit and competent;

(f) to appoint a panel of suitable medical officers to various districts and provinces for the purpose of discharging its functions;

(g) to render medical advice and recommendations on industrial hygine and industrial accidents;

(h) to provide advice and special guidelines relating to the quantum of compensation or damages payable in cases of accident;

(i) to set standards and prescribe parameters regarding transport medicine to be adopted and implemented by the relevant implementing authorities; and

(j) to render medical services and assistance to the drivers and operators employed in companies formed under the Conversion of Public Corporations or Government owned Business Undertakings into Public Companies Act, No. 23 of 1987, Public Corporation and Private Omnibus Companies, registered under the National Transport Commission Act, No. 37 of 1991.

4. Powers of the Institute.

The Institute shall have such powers as may be necessary for the discharge of its functions and in particular, shall have the power to do all or any of the following—

(a) to acquire, (whether by sale, gift, or otherwise) hold, take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge and sell or otherwise dispose of, any movable or immovable property;

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