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19 1945



General Duty of Mental Hospital Authority to Provide Treatment, Maintenance, Advice and Services.

General duty of mental hospital authority to provide treatment, maintenance, advice and services.

19. —Where—

(a) a person is ordinarily resident in a mental hospital district, and

(b) such person requires, by reason of mental illness, any treatment, maintenance, advice or service, and

(c) such person (with the persons, if any, liable to maintain him) is unable to provide the whole of the cost of such treatment, maintenance, advice or service,

the mental hospital authority for such mental hospital district shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, provide such treatment, maintenance, advice or service for such person.