SRI JAYEWARDENEPURA GENERAL HOSPITAL BOARD ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board.

3. Constitution of the Board.

4. Remuneration of the Board.

5. Meetings of the Board.

6. Seal of the Board.

7. Powers, duties and functions of the Board.

8. Committee of Management.

9. Directions of the Minister.

10. The fund of the Board.

11. Regulations.

12. Financial year and audit of accounts of the Board.

13. Offences.

14. Appointment of public officers and members of the Local Government Service to the Board.

15. Protection of members of the Board and officers of the Board for action under this Act.

16. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Board.

17. Officers and servants of the Board deemed to be public servants under the Penal Code.

18. Board deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

19. Interpretation.

54 of 1983.

AN ACT to establish a board called the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board, to vest in that board the management and administration of the Sri Jayewardenepura general hospital, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 29th December, 1983]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board Act.

2. Establishment of the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board.

(1) There shall be established a Board, which shall be called "The Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board” (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”) for the purpose of managing and administrating the affairs of the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (hereinafter referred to as the "Hospital”).

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

3. Constitution of the Board.

(1) The Board shall consist of the following members:

(a) eight members appointed by the Minister (hereinafter referred to as the "appointed members”), namely

(i) the Chairman of the Board;

(ii) a representative of the Ministry of the Minister, nominated by the Minister;

(iii) a representative of the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance nominated by that Minister;

(iv) three persons elected by the Consultancy Staff of the Hospital from among its own members;

(v) two persons selected from among persons who have rendered distinguished service in their profession; and

(b) three ex officio members, namely

(i) the Director of Health Services;

(ii) the Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine; and

(iii) the Director of the Hospital.

(2) —

(i) Every ex officio member shall hold office as a member of the Board, so long as he holds office by virtue of which he was appointed a member of that Board.

(ii) The Chairman and every appointed member shall hold office for a period of three years from the date of his appointment, and shall be eligible for reappointment at the end of the term of his office.

(3) In the event of the vacation of the office of the Chairman or any appointed member of the Board, the Minister may appoint another person to hold such office during the unexpired period of the term of office of the member whom he succeeds.

(4) If the Chairman or any appointed member of the Board is temporarily unable to discharge the duties of his office by reason of ill health or any other cause, the Minister may appoint another person to act in his place as Chairman or as such other member.

(5) The Chairman or any appointed member of the Board may at any time resign his office by letter in that behalf addressed to the Minister.

(6) Any appointed member may be removed from office by the Minister without assigning any reason therefor and such removal shall not be called in question in any court.

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