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28 1947


Chapter III.

Ancillary Provisions.

Facilities for exercise of powers and duties of health authorities under Part IV.

51. —(1) For the purpose of the execution of their powers and duties under this Part of this Act a health authority may provide and maintain premises, apparatus, materials or any other facilities or may make arrangements with any person for the provision of such facilities.

(2) The Minister may by order direct a health authority as to the manner in which and the extent to which they are to exercise their powers under subsection (1) of this section and such health authority shall comply with such direction.

(3) Where a person uses a facility provided under this section, the authority concerned may either—

(a) at their discretion, but subject to the provisions of section 50 of this Act and to any relevant regulation under section 31 of this Act, make a charge for the use of the facility, or

(b) make no charge therefor.

Prosecution of offences under Part IV.

52. —(1) An offence under this Part of this Act may be prosecuted by a health authority in whose functional area the offence is committed.

(2) Any proceedings for an offence under this Part of this Act may, notwithstanding any enactment limiting the time within which such proceedings may be brought, be brought either within the time as so limited or within three months from the date on which evidence sufficient in the opinion of the Minister to justify a prosecution for the offence comes to the knowledge of the health authority by which the offence may be prosecuted.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) of this section the Minister may certify the date at which the evidence mentioned in the said subsection came to the knowledge of a health authority, and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of the said date.