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9 JULJ_


SAINT


GOVERNMENT


VINCENT


GAZETTE


VOL. 92.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 19 MAY, 1959. [No. 29.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
No. 201.
APPOINTMENT.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

His Excellency the Governor has been
pleased to appoint Mr. ARTHUR VINCENT
KiNG, M.B.E., Acting Assistant Admin-
istrator and Establishment Officer, to be
provisionally and temporarily the Offi-
cial Member of the Executive Council
of St. Vincent, with effect from 13th
May, 1959, and during the period that
the Honourable E. A. Brathwaite is on
vacation leave.
19th May, 1959.
(C. 36/1951.)


No. 202.


CONFIRMATION.


With reference to Government Notice
No. 152 of 25th March, 1958, Mr. EGBERT
ISRAEL has been confirmed in the post of
Forest Ranger, Department of Agricul-
ture, with effect from 18th April, 1958.
19th May, 1959.
(P.F. 429.)

No. 203.
VACATION LEAVE.
Mr. V. H. DURRANT, Engineering
Assistant (Roads), has been granted 6
months' vacation leave with effect from
1st May, 1959.
19th May, 1959.
(P.F. 183.)


No. 204.
Mr. I. D. B. CHARLES, Accountant
General, has been granted 104 days va-
cation leave with effect from 4th May,
1959.
19th May, 1959.
(P.F. 265.)


No. 205.
ACTING APPOINTMENTS.
Consequent on the grant of vacation
leave to Mr. I. D. B. CHARLES, Accoun-
tant General, the following acting ar-
rangenments have been approved with
effect from 4th May, 1959, and until
further notice.
Mr. M. V. WILLIAMS, Senior Accoun-
tant, Treasury Department, to act as
Accountant General.
Mr. A. A. EDWARDS, Senior Clerk,
Treasury, to act as Senior Accountant,
Treasury.
19th May, 1959.
(P.F. 265.)


No. 192.
BANK HOLIDAYS.

Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Monday, 25th May, 1959, is declared a
Bank Holiday for the purpose of cele-
brating Empire Day (24th May) which
falls on Sunday.


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184 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 19 MAY, 1959.-(No. 29.)


All Public Offices will, therefore, be No. 207.
closed on that day.
12th May, 1959.
The u
has been
No. 193. the Gov
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance, issue of
Thursday, 28th May, 1959 (Corpus No. 3
Christi) being a Bank Holiday, all vide
Public Offices will be closed on that day. of
12th May, 1959. for
con
(310/1937


LEGISLATION.

ndermentioned Ordinance which
Sassented to by His Excellency
rernor is published with this
the Gazette:-
of 1959.-An Ordinance to pro-
Sfor the custody and treatment
persons of unsound mind and
purposes incidental thereto and
nected therewith.
7.)


No. 206.
By Order,
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance, '
Saturday, 13th June, 1959 (Queen's O. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Birthday, being a Bank Holiday, all for Acting Government Secretary.
Public Offices will be closed on that day. GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
19th May, 1959. 19th May, 1959.




DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER NOTICES.


POLICE NOTICES.


TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS.


QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE, SATURDAY, 13TH JUNE, 1959.


Regulation made by the Chief of Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicle and Road Traffic Ordinance No. 20 of 1940.

VICTORIA PARK.

MOTOR VEHICLE ENTRANCES.
Saturday 13th June, 1959, between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. Motor
Vehicles will be admitted to Victoria Park through the following entrances.
1. Road to Leeward.
2. Bentinck Square.

MOTOR VEHICLE EXIT.
Motor Vehicles will leave Victoria Park by way of North River only.

PARKING.
Motor Vehicles will be parked in the open space in front the Colonial
Hospital Annexe and on the Western and Northern sides outside the Park as
directed by the Police.

S. A. ANDERSON,
Chief of Police.
11th May, 1959.


FOUND PROPERTY.


At the public bath at Barrouallie on
2nd November, 1958, a leather wallet
containing 15 keys.


Owner can collect same at Police
Headquarters, Kingstown, on proper
identification of the property.
S. A. ANDERSON,
Chief of Police.
llth May, 1959.



























SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 19 MAY, 1959.-(No. 29.)


EDUCATION NOTICE. Entry Forms may be obtained from
the Local Secretary. They should be
HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE AND filled in and returned to him, together
SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINA- with the Treasury receipts not later
TIONS, 1959. than Saturday, 13th June, 1959.
Private Candidates, other than Even-
The Oversea School Certificate and ing Class Students and Student Teach-
Higher School Certificate Examination ers, should enquire at the Education
of the University of Cambridge Local Office for further particulars before
Examination Syndicate will be held at May 23rd.
this Centre in November and December C.V.D. HADLEY,
1959 commencing on Monday 23rd C. V. D. HADLEY,
November. Local Secretary.
The fees, which should be paid into 30th April, 1959.
the Treasury, are as follows:-


School Certificate:
Full Certificate .. 3 7s. 6d.
Partial Entries
(3 subjects or less) .. 1 10s. Od.
Higher School Certificate:
Entry Fee payable by all
candidates .. 15s. Od.
For each Principal sub-
ject .. 1 Os. Od.
For each Subsidiary
subject .. 10s. Od
For the General Paper 10s. Od.
Local Fee H.S.C. and
S. Certificate .. 5s. Od.


NOTICE.

ST. VINCENT CO-OPERATIVE
ARROWROOT ASSOCIATION.

Notice is hereby given of a Statutory
General Meeting to be held on Saturday
30th May, 1959, at the Memorial Hall
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
By Order of the Board.
R. L. G. ROACH,
General Manager.
14th May, 1959.


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[Price 30 cts. I




















SAINT VINCENT.

No. 3 of 1959.

I Assent,

C. M. DEVERELL,
[ L.S. ] Governor.
21st April, 1959.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the custody and treatment of
persons of unsound mind and for purposes incidental thereto
and connected therewith.
[ On Proclamation. I

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.

PART I.
PRELIMINARY.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Mental Health Ordi-
nance, 1959.

2. In this Ordinance-
"Board of Visitors" means the Board of Visitors for licensed
houses referred to in section 18;
"crime" means any felony or misdemeanor;
"criminal of unsound mind" means a person detained in
custody by reason of his having been charged with an
offence, and either found to have been insane at the
time of such offence, or found or certified or otherwise
lawfully proved to be unfit on the ground of his insanity
to be tried for the same, and includes a person convicted
of an offence and afterwards certified or otherwise
lawfully proved to be insane;


Short title.


Interpretation.









No. 3. Mental Health. -1959.

"government-aided patient" means any mental patient the
expenses of whose care and treatment are wholly charge-
able to the public funds of the colony or to the public
funds of any other Colony pursuant to an Arrangement;
"institution" means a hospital, observation ward or other
medical institution appointed as such by the Governor
for the purposes of this Ordinance and includes a mental
hospital;
"licensed house" means a house licensed for the reception
of a person of unsound mind under this Ordinance;
"licensee" means the person to whom a licence in respect of
a licensed house is granted;
"Medical Superintendent" means the Medical Superintendent
of the mental hospital;
mental hospital" means a mental hospital appointed under
this Ordinance and includes a mental hospital for crimi-
nals of unsound mind;
"person in charge" in relation to an institution means the
Medical Superintendent;
"person of unsound mind" "mental patient" or "insane
person" includes-
(a) any epileptic or other person who is suffering from
temporary or permanent disease or derangement of
the brain producing disordered action of the mind
to such an extent as to put him in a condition' varying
from his normal self and out of relation with his
environment so as to render him dangerous or in-
convenient to himself or others;
(b) any idiot, that is to say, a person so defective in
mind from birth or from an early age as to be unable
to guard himself against common physical dangers;
(c) any imbecile, that is to say, a person in whose case
there exists from birth or from an early age mental
defectiveness not amounting to idiocy, yet so pro-
nounced that he is incapable of managing himself
or his affairs or in the case of a child, of being
taught to do so;
(d) any feeble minded person, that is to say, a person
in whose case there exists mental defectiveness not
amounting to imbecility yet so pronounced that he
requires care, supervision and control for his own
protection or for the protection of others, or in the
case of a child, that he by reason of such defective-
ness appears to be permanently incapable of receiv-
ing proper benefit from instruction in an ordinary
school;










Mental Health.


(e) any moral defective, that is to say, a person in whose
case there exists mental defectiveness coupled with
vicious or criminal propensities and who requires
care, supervision and control for the protection of
others;
"Schedule" means Schedule to this Ordinance;
"section" means section of this Ordinance;
"temporary patient" means a person described in section 50;
"Visiting Committee" means the Visiting Committee esta-
blished under the provisions of section 51;
"voluntary patient" means a person described in section 48.

3. (1) The buildings and premises in the Colony styled the
"Coloniai Lunatic Asylum" shall hereafter be called the mental
hospital and accordingly for references in any Ordinance or in
any proclamation, notice, order, regulation or other document
issued under any Ordinance to lunatic asylum there shall be
substituted references to a mental hospital.
(2) The word "lunatic" shall cease to be used in relation to
any person of or ._i6 .. i to be of unsound mind and there shall be
substituted for tha, jrd wherever it occurs in any Ordinance or
in any order, ; --i on or other document issued under any
Ordinance the expression "person of unsound mind", "person",
"patient", "patient of unsound mind" or "unsound mind" or
such other expression as the context may require.
(3) The Governor in Council may by order modify the
wording of any enactment so far as is necessary to bring it
into conformity.with the provisions of this section.


PART II.
ADJUDICATION OF PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND.
4. (1) Any Magistrate, upon the information upon oath of
any informant to the effect that the informant has good cause to
suspect and believe and does suspect and believe some person to
be of unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement, may,
in any place which he deems convenient, examine such person,
and in the same place or elsewhere, may hold an enquiry as to the
state of mind of such person:
Provided that in the case of a person suspected of being a
feeble minded person or child, the informant shall be the parent,
guardian or other person having the care of such person or child.
(2 "'cr the purposes of such enquiry the Magistrate shall
have the same powers as if the person alleged to be of unsound
mind -were a person against whom a complaint for an offence
punishable on summary conviction had been laid:


Discontinuance
of term
"asylum" and
"lunatic".


Enquiry as to
whether
person is of
unsound mind.


1959.


No. 3.









No. 3. Mental Health. 1959.

Provided that no person alleged to be of unsound mind
shall be required to attend at any Magistrate's Court for examina-
tion by a Magistrate nor shall he be taken to any such court for
such purpose.
(3) A Magistrate may, if he thinks fit, proceed with an
enquiry under this section in the absence of the person alleged to
be of unsound mind and without proof of the service of any
summons upon such person.
(4) If, at any stage of an enquiry under this section, it
shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Magistrate conducting
such enquiry that the person alleged to be of unsound mind is
a person whom it is expedient to put immediately under confine-
ment pending the conclusion of the enquiry, it shall be lawful for
such Magistrate either proprio motu or at the request of the
informant-
(a) to make a written order for the detention of such
person during a period which shall not exceed four-
teen days in an institution;
(b) from time to time, on good cause shown to make
further orders for such detention, in the like form,
for periods none of which shall exceed eight days:
Provided that no such person shall be detained
under observation for more than two months at a
time;
(c) at any time, by order under his hand, to direct that
the person detained be released.
(5) It shall be lawful for any person to whom the execution
of an order made under the last preceding subsection is entrusted,
to convey the person alleged to be of unsound mind therein
mentioned to the specified place of detention and there to detain
him during the period specified unless previous to the expiry of
such period the release of the person alleged to be of unsound
mind be ordered in due course of law.
(6) The Magistrate shall also appoint two registered medi-
cal practitioners to examine the suspected person and shall
furnish such medical practitioners with all the information bear-
ing on the mental state of the suspected person which he has
been able to procure and such medical practitioners shall, if they
consider the facts warrant them in so doing, sign separate certifi-
cates certifying that in their opinion the suspected person is of un-
sound mind. Each such certificate shall specify in full detail the
facts upon which the person signing it founds his opinion, and
shall distinguish facts which he has himself observed from facts
communicated by others. The person signing each certificate
shall enquire of any persons able to give information as to the
previous history of the suspected person, and shall state in his
certificate all matters known to him which he deems likely to be
of service with reference to medical treatment. No certificate









No. 3. Mental Health. 1959.

shall have any effect under this Ordinance which purports to be
founded wholly on facts communicated by others.
(7) Subject to the provisions of subsection (8) of this
section, each such registered medical practitioner shall be entitled
to be paid by the informant a fee of five dollars in respect of such
examination and certificates, if any, and such fee shall be
deposited with the Magistrate's clerk by the informant upon the
lodging of the information and before proceeding thereunder.
(8) If the suspected person be a person with no visible
means of support, or if the informant be a police officer, every
registered medical practitioner assisting under this section shall
be paid from public funds a fee of five dollars in respect of each
case in which he shall have assisted as aforesaid.
(9) The informant referred to in sub-section (1) of this
section shall, if required by any registered medical practitioner
appointed to examine the suspected person by written notice
served personally on him, attend at such reasonable time and
place as may be specified in such notice and give such informa-
tion touching the mental condition of the suspected person as
shall be in his power to give. Any such person who neglects or
refuses to attend as and when required or refuses to answer any
question concerning the mental condition of the suspected person
which may be put to him by the registered medical practitioner
enquiring into such mental condition shall on summary convic-
tion be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred and forty
dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.

5. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4, when- Urgency
ever a Magistrate considers it expedient, either for the public orders.
safety or for the welfare of any person with respect to whom an
information on oath under the said section has been laid, that
such person should be forthwith placed under observation, he
may, without the production of a medical certificate, by written
order direct that such person be received into an institution to be
named in the order and be there detained under observation
during such period, not exceeding fourteen days, as to the Magis-
trate may seem expedient:
Provided that on good cause shown such order may be
enlarged for further periods none of which shall exceed eight
days:
Provided further that no such person shall be detained
under observation for more than two months at a time.
(2) The Magistrate shall furnish the Medical Superinten-
dent with all the information bearing on the mental state of the
person so detained which he has been able to procure.
(3) The person who has laid the information on oath
referred to in subsection (1) of this section shall, if required by
the person in charge by written notice served personally on him,









Mental Health.


Admission of
accused
persons for
observation.


attend at the time and place specified in such notice and give such
information touching the mental condition of the person so
detained as shall be in his power to give. Any such person who
neglects or refuses to attend as and when so required or refuses
to answer any question concerning the mental condition of the
person detained which may be put to him by the person in charge
shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding four
hundred and eighty dollars or to imprisonment for a term not
exceeding six months.
(4) If the person in charge certifies that any such person so
detained under observation is of sound mind, such person so
detained shall be discharged therefrom with all convenient speed
and the said officer shall notify the Magistrate accordingly within
seven days of such discharge.
(5) If the person in charge certifies that in his opinion the
person so detained is of unsound mind the Magistrate shall pro
ceed to hold an enquiry into the state of mind of such person in
accordance with the provisions of section 4:
Provided that no such person shall be adjudged to be of
unsound mind unless the Magistrate has seen and, where circum-
stances permit, examined such person:
Provided further that the certificate of the person in charge
shall be received in evidence concerning the state of mind of the
person so detained and it shall not be necessary to prove the
handwriting of the person in charge, but the Magistrate may
examine any members of the staff of the institution who shall
have had the person detained under observation.
6. (1) Whenever a Judge or a Magistrate has reason to
believe that a person committed for trial before him or charged
before him with an offence is of unsound mind, he may, for the
purpose of obtaining evidence as to whether such person is or is
not of unsound mind, by written order direct that such person be
received into an institution, to be named in the order, and b"
there detained under obsern ation during such p riod, not excee-
ing fourteen days, as to the J.udge or Magist ate may seem
expedient:
Provided that on good cause shown such -ider may be en-
larged for a further period or periods each not exceeding eight
days at a time but so that no such person shall be detained under
observation for more than two mrrenths ,t a time:
Provided further that no ( der under this subsection shall
be made in respect of persons who are not being kept in custody
pending trial.
(2) When an orde' hba been made undar this section a
certificate under the hand of the person in charge shall be received
in evidence concerning the state of mind of the person kept under
observation and it shall not be necessary to prove the handwriting
of the person in charge, but the Judge or Magistrate may examine
any members of the staff of the institution who shall have had
the patient under observation.


No. 3.


. 1959.









Mental Health.


,3) Every person ordered under this section to be received
into an institution for r bservation shall be received into
the institution named in the order and be there detained
under observation for the period stated in the order or for such
shorter period as the Judge or Magistrate who made the order
may direct, and it shall be lawful for any person to whom the
execution of the order is entrusted to convey the person named
therein to such institution.

7. Any registered medical practitioner who knowingly and
wilfully in any certificate under this Ordinance falsely states or
falsely certifies anything, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and,
on conviction thereof on indictment, shall be liable to a fine not
exceeding nine iundred and sixty doiiars, and may also, if the
court so think t. be imp; ioned for a term not exceeding one
year.
8. A medical ceitineate required by this Ordinance shall not
be signed by any of the following persons-
(a) the person giving information for the reception of a
patient, or by the husband or wife, father or father-
in-law, mother or mother in-law, son or son-in-law,
daughter or daughter-in-law, brother or brother-in-
law, sister or sister-in-law, partner or assistant of
such person;
(b) the husband or wife, father or father-in-law, son or
son in-law. daughter or daughter-in-law, brother or
brother-in-law, rister cr sister-in-law, the partner or
assistant of a patient.
9. (1 Whoe-,. rp n such enquiry as is provided for by this
Ordinance, it appears to the Magistrate that any person is of
unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement, and such
m-edical certificate as by this Ordinance is required of his un-
soundness of mind has been given, the Magistrate may adjudge
such person to be of unsound mind and a proper subject for con-
finement, and may either proceed to make an order according to
this Ordinance for the care and custody of such person, or if he
is of opinion that the question of the care and custody of such
person may be more conveniently decided by the Magistrate of
some other district, may direct that the further proceedings be
had before the Magistrate of such other district.
(2) In all cases when a person has been adjudged to be of
unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement, he shall be
handed over to the informant together with the medical certifi-
cates relating to his mental condition and the said informant shall
be responsible for his safe conduct to the hospital and for handing
over the person so adjudged to the authorities of the mental
hospital who shall be responsible for his reception detention and
treatment at the said hospital.


False medical
certificate.






Persons
disqualified for
signing medical
certificate.


Adjudication of
person of
unsound mind.


No. 3.


1959.









No. 3.

Custody of
person of
unsound mind.














Jurisdiction of
Magistrate.


Appeal.


Appointment
of mental
hospitals.


Mental Health.


1959.


10. Where, under this Ordinance, any person has been duly
adjudged to be of unsound mind and a proper subject for confine-
ment, any Magistrate may-
(a) if the consent in writing of the Medical Superinten-
dent is produced, make an order as provided in
section 9; or
(b) grant to any person residing in the Colony a licence
authorising such person to receive the person of un-
sound mind into some house specified in the licence,
and situate within the Colony and there to take
charge of him; or
(c) if it appears that the person of unsound mind is a
patient with no visible means of support by warrant
under his hand commit him to a mental hospital
there to be taken charge of as a government-aided
patient.

11. Any Magistrate may make an order adjudging any person
to be of unsound mind notwithstanding that none of the facts
evidencing the unsoundness of mind happened in his district.

12. In case of any order under this Ordinance adjudging any
alleged insane person to be of unsound mind and a proper subject
for confinement, and in case of a refusal so to adjudge, an appeal
shall lie to the Supreme Court, subject to the same conditions and
with the same consequences as if the alleged insane person had
been convicted of an offence punishable on summary conviction
in a case in which an appeal would lie:
Provided that an appeal under this section shall not have the
effect of suspending the execution of an order adjudging an
alleged insane person to be of unsound mind and a proper subject
for confinement, except so far as the Magistrate or a Judge may
order in accordance with section 30.

PART III.
MENTAL HOSPITAL.
13. (1) The Governor may, by proclamation, appoint the
whole or any part of any building, house, or other place, with any
outhouses, yards, gardens, grounds or premises thereto belonging,
to be a mental hospital.
(2) The Governor-in-Council may make regulations under
section 55 as to the management of mental hospitals, the admis-
sion of patients and the payments to be made in respect of them,
the absence upon parole or otherwise and discharge of patients,
and as to such other matters relating to the conduct and manage-
ment of mental hospitals as are necessary for the purposes of this
Ordinance.











14. Any member of the staff of a mental hospital, any police
officer or other peace officer or any member of the public may
retake any patient who is escaping from a mental hospital, and
may at any time after any escape, retake any patient
who has escaped from such hospital and may return to the
hospital any patient so retaken, where he shall revert to his
former custody.

15. (1) The Medical Superintendent may-
(a) order the discharge of any mental patient from the
mental hospital; or
(b) permit any mental patient to be, removed to and
detained at any place on such terms and conditions
as may seem fit, and the provisions of this Ordinance
in so far as they are applicable shall continue to
apply to such patient and the place of confinement
as if he were under detention at the mental hospital;
or
(c) allow any mental patient to be absent on parole for
such period as may seem fit, and may at any time
grant an extension of such period.
(2) No patient shall be allowed to be absent on parole
under this section unless some person shall enter into an agree-
ment approved by the Medical Superintendent to take charge of
such patient.
(3) In the case of any patient with no visible means of
support absent on parole, the Governor may order payment out
of the Treasury of any sum not exceeding the sum of twenty
dollars per month.
(4) If any patient allowed to be absent on parole under
this section does not return at or before the expiration of the
allowed period of absence, then, unless a certificate signed by two
registered medical practitioners certifying that such patient may
safely be permitted to be at large is sent to the Medical Superin-
tendent, such patient may be retaken as if he had escaped from
the mental hospital.
(5) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any
person detained in the mental hospital under the provisions of
sections 5, 6 and 32.

16. (1) Where the medical officer in charge of a hospital in
the Colony or any medical officer duly authorised by the said
medical officer in charge to act on his behalf has reason to
suspect that any patient in such hospital is of unsound mind he
may by order in writing direct the transfer of such patient to
and his detention in a mental hospital for the purpose of observa-
tion during such period not exceeding fourteen days as to him may
seem expedient:


Escape.


Discharge and
absence on
parole.


Transfer of
patients from
hospital to
mental hospital
for observation.


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Provided that on good cause shown such order may be
enlarged for further periods none of which shall exceed eight
days:
Provided further that no such patient shall be detained
under observation for more than two months at a time.
(2) The medical officer in charge of such hospital or other
medical officer duly acting on behalf of the said medical officer in
charge, as the case may be, shall immediately on ordering the
transfer and detention of a patient under the provisions nf sub-
section (1) of this section notify a Magistrate of such transfer
and detention and furnish him with the grounds on which he has
made the order, and such Magistrate shall either c- .firm or
annul such order and within three days of such notiF ..ction com-
municate his decision to such medical officer in c;.-rge of the
aforesaid hospital, or other medical officer, as the case may be,
as well as to the Medical Superintendent:
Provided that if the Magistrate shall annul the order the
patient shall forthwith be discharged from the mental hospital.
(3) If the Medical Superintendent considers that a patient
detained under the authority of subsection (1) of this section is
not of unsound mind he may discharge the patient.
(4) Where the Medical Superintendent certifies in writing
that in his opinion any patient detained under the authority of
subsection (1) of this section is of unsound mind, an enquiry into
the state of mind of such patient shall be held in accordance
with the provisions of section 4.
(5) For the purposes of such enquiry the certificate of the
Medical Superintendent or of a medical officer duly authorised
by him to act on his behalf shall be received in evidence concern-
ing the state of mind of the patient and it shall not be necessary
to prove the handwriting of the Medical Superintendent or such
medical officer, but the Magistrate may examine any member of
the staff of the mental hospital who shall have had the patient-
under observation.
(6) Every person ordered under this section to be received
into a mental hospital for observation shall be received and
detained therein under observation for the period stated in the
order o: for such shorter period as the Medical Superintendent
or other medical officer duly authorised by him to act on his
behalf or the Magistrate, as the case may be, who made the
order shall direct, and it shall be lawful for any person to whom
the execution of the order is entrusted to convey the person
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PART IV.

LICENSED HOUSES.
17. Where a licence in respect of any patient is granted under
this Ordinance, the licensee shall be bound to take proper care of
such patient until he dies or the licensee is discharged under this
Ordinance.

18. Regulations made under section 55 shall provide for the
constitution by the Governor of aP Board of Visitors for licensed
houses consisting of such number of persons appointed at such
times, in such manner, for such periods and with such functions
as may be prescribed.

19. The licensee of every licensed house shall keep such
books, make such entries, furnish such returns and give such
notices as may from time to time be required by regulations made
under this Ordinance.

20. Any member of the staff of a licensed house, or any
police officer or other peace officer or any member of the public
may retake any patient who is escaping from such licensed house,
and may at any time after any escape, retake any
patient who has escaped from such licensed house and may return
to such licensed house any patient so retaken, where he shall
revert to his former custody.

21. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the
Governor may allow any patient confined in a licensed house to
be absent from such licensed house on parole for such period as
he thinks fit, and may at any time grant an extension of such
period.
(2) No patient shall be allowed to be absent on parole
under this section unless some person enter into an agreement
approved by the Governor to take charge of such patient.
(3) If any patient allowed to be absent on parole from a
licensed house under this section does not return at or before the
expiration of the allowed period of absence, then, unless a certi-
ficate signed by two registered medical practitioners certifying
that such patient may safely be permitted to be at large is sent
to the Magistrate and also, where practicable, to the licensee of
such licensed house, such patient may at any time after the
expiration of such allowed period, be retaken as if he had escaped
from such licensed house, or, in case the licensee from whose
custody the patient was allowed to be absent is unable or unwill-
ing to resume the care and custody of such patient, may be dealt
with as a person duly adjudged under this Ordinance to be of
unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement.


Duty of
licensee.



Board of
visitors for
licensed
houses.


Records.


Escape from
licensed house.






Absence on
parole.


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No. 3.


Death of
patient.



Discharge
of licensee






Removal of
patient at
request of
friends




Removal of
patient
illtreated or
neglected.



Release of
patient.









Appeal by
licensee.


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22. Notice of the death of any patient confined in a licensed
house shall be given forthwith by the licensee to the Coroner and
shall also be given by the licensee as soon as may be to the
nearest known relative of the patient.

23. (1) When any patient is confined in a licensed house,
the licensee, if desirous of being discharged of the care of such
patient, shall serve notice of such desire upon the Magistrate.
(2) At the expiration of fourteen days from the service of
such notice, the licensee shall be discharged, and such patient may
be dealt with as a person duly adjudged under this Ordinance to
be of unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement.

24. Where it appears to a Magistrate that the persons at
whose expense a patient is maintained in a licensed house are
desirous that the patient should be removed from such licensed
house, and that provision has been made for his care and custody
in a mental hospital or in a suitable licensed house, the Magis-
trate may make an order for the removal of the patient and
discharge of the licensee accordingly.

25. Where, upon the information upon oath of any person,
it appears to a Magistrate that a patient confined in a licensed
house is ill-treated or neglected, the Magistrate may order the
patient to be removed to a mental hospital or to a suitable
licensed house, and thereupon the licensee of the first mentioned
licensed house shall be discharged.

26. (1) Where, upon the information upon oath of any
person, supported by medical evidence in writing or otherwise it
appears to a Magistrate that a patient confined in a licensed
house is no longer a proper subject for confinement, such Magis-
trate may discharge the licensee and order him to release the
patient, or may himself release the patient.
(2) Any licensee disobeying an order made under this sec-
tion shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not
exceeding forty-eight dollars. Such conviction shall not be a bar
to any action in respect of the same wrong.

27. Where, under this Ordinance, the Magistrate orders the
removal of a patient from a licensed house on the ground of
ill-treatment or neglect, or orders a patient confined in a licensed
house to be released, the licensee may appeal against such order,
subject to the same conditions and with the same consequences
as if he had been a party who had committed a summary con-
viction offence within the meaning of section 2 of the Magis-
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28. Where, upon information being laid under this Ordi-
nance that a patient confined in a licensed house is ill-treated or
neglected, or that a person confined in a licensed house as a
patient ought to be released, a. Magistrate refuses to make any
order, an appeal shall lie to the Supreme Court, subject to the
same conditions and with the same consequences as if the
licensee had been charged with an offence punishable on summary
conviction and the Magistrate had refused to convict.

29. Where an order for the removal of a patient from a
licensed house has been made, the court, Judge, or Magistrate
making the order may issue a warrant for the execution of the
order directed to any person or persons whom such court, Judge,
or Magistrate thinks fit. Any person shall, if required by any
one to whom the warrant is directed, aid and assist in the execu-
tion of the warrant.
PART V.
INTERIM ORDERS.
30. Where notice of appeal under this Ordinance has been
given-
(a) the Magistrate may, if he thinks fit, suspend the
execution of any order made by him until the
decision of the appeal, or for any shorter period, and
upon such terms and conditions, if any, as he thinks
fit; and
(b) any judge, upon the application of the appellant,
and, if he thinks fit, without any notice of the appli-
cation being served upon the respondent, may at any
time, and notwithstanding any previous order of a
Judge or Magistrate, make such order, subject to
such terms and conditions, if any, as he thinks fit,
as to the care or custody or allowing to be at large,
until the decision of the appeal or for any shorter
period, of the person alleged or adjudged to be or
confined as a person of unsound mind:
Provided that upon an appeal being or being deemed to
be abandoned, any order made under this section shall determine,
and the order appealed against shall take effect.

PART VI.
CRIMINALS OF UNSOUND MIND.
31. (1) The Governor-in-Council may, by proclamation, ap-
point the whole or any part of any building, prison, house, or
other place, with any out-houses, yards, gardens, grounds, or pre-
mises thereto belonging, to be a hospital for criminals of unsound
mind.


Appeal where
order refused.







Execution of
order of
removal


Interim order
in case of
appeal


Appointment of
hospitals for
criminals of
unsound mind.


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Prisoners of
unsound mind.









































Moral defective
who is habitual
criminal not to
be removed to
mental hospital.


(2) The Governor-in-Council may make regulations under
section 55 for the conduct and management of any hospital for
criminals of unsound mind.
32. (1) Where the Governor is satisfied that any person not
being a moral defective, imprisoned for any cause in any prison
is of unsound mind, or where it is represented to the Governor
that any person no imprisoned appears to be of unsound mind
the Governor, acting in his discretion, may, by warrant under his
hand, direct that such person be removed to such hospital fur
criminals of unsound mind or other mental hospital as the
Governor thinks proper, and that he be detained in such hospital
until discharged as in this section is mentioned.
(2) Where any person is detained in any hospital under
the provisions of this section, it shall be the duty of the person in
charge, if and when he is satisfied that the person so detained is
of sound mind, to certify accordingly to. the Governor and to
state in his certificate whether in his opinion the person so
detained has been of unsound mind at any time subsequent to
the passing of the sentence, and upon receipt of such certificate,
the Governor, by warrant under his hand-
(a) if the term of imprisonment of the person so' detain-
ed has expired, shall direct that such person be
discharged;
(b) if the person so detained still remains liable to im-
prisonment or other sentence, may direct that he
be removed to the appropriate prison or place to
undergo such sentence, or, if not under sentence, to
be dealt with according to law, as if no warrant for
his removal to a hospital had been issued:
Provided that if such person is under sentence
of death which has not been commuted, such sen-
tence shall not be carried out if the person in charge
has certified that the person so- detained has been
of unsound mind at any time subsequent to the
passing of the sentence and in such case the Gov
ernor shall commute such sentence.
In the proviso to paragraph (b) of this subsec-
tion "Governor" means the Governor of the Wind-
ward Islands.
(3) The time during which any person under sentence of
imprisonment is detained in any hospital for criminals of un-
sound mind or mental hospital shall be reckoned as served under
such sentence.

33. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Ordinance,
no moral defective who is serving a sentence of imprisonment as
a habitual criminal shall be removed to a mental hospital.


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34. When the term of imprisonment to which a person con-
fined in a hospital for crim-inals of unsound mind or'other mental
hospital is liable expires while such person is in custody in such
hospital, then unless the medical officer in charge of the said
hospital by writing under his hand, certifies that such person may
safely be allowed to be at large, such person shall, at the ex-
piration of his term of imprisonment, be deemed to be a govern-
ment-aided patient, and any Magistrate may order that such
person be detained in a mental hospital as a government-aided
patient.
35. (1) The Governor acting in his discretion, on the recom-
mendation of the Medical Superintendent, may allow any patient
confined in a hospital for criminals of unsound mind or mental
hospital to be absent from such hospital upon parole for any
period which he thinks fit, and may at any time grant an exten-
sion of such period.
(2) No patient shall be allowed to be absent on parole under
this section unless some person enter into an agreement approved
by the Governor to take charge of him.
36. (1) The Governor acting in his discretion, may order
the discharge, absolutely or conditionally, of any person confined
in a hospital for criminals of unsound mind whether recovered or
not:
Provided that where on such discharge, the Medical Super-
intendent certifies that such person cannot safely be allowed to
be at large, then immediately upon the discharge, such person
shall be deemed to be a government-aided patient and any
Magistrate may order that such person be detained in a mental
hospital as a government-aided patient.
(2) Where, upon the information upon oath of the senior
police officer of any district, it appears to a Magistrate that a
condition, subject to which a discharge under this section was
granted, has been broken, such Magistrate may order the person
discharged to be conveyed to the hospital from which he was
discharged, and there to be detained as if he had not been dis-
charged therefrom, and may issue his warrant accordingly.
37. Any criminal of unsound nfind escaping or having
escaped from a hospital for criminals of unsound mind or other
mental hospital may at any time be retaken by any member of the
staff of such hospital, or any police officer or other peace officer,
or any member of the public and conveyed to such hospital, and
detained therein as if he had not escaped.
PART VII.
MAINTENANCE OF INSANE PERSONS.
38. (1) In all cases (notwithstanding any previous order
,nade under this section) the Supreme Court, and in cases where
the property of an insane person is of less value in the whole than
the sum of four hundred and eighty dollars, or the annual value


Insanity at
expiration of
sentence.








Absence on
parole.








Discharge of
criminal of
unsound mind.















Retaking
criminal of
unsound mind.






Application of
insane person's
property for
maintenance.


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Declaring
insane person
a trustee.




No. 5 of 1941.


Ill-treatment of
insane persons.


of such property is less than forty-eight dollars, a Magistrate
may, upon the application of any person, make an order as to the
application of any property of a person confined under this
Ordinance, or the income thereof, in or towards the expenses of
the maintenance and support of such person, or in or towards
recouping the expenses of his past maintenance and support, or,
In case any other person undertakes to pay the expenses of such
maintenance and support, or such portion of these expenses as
the Court or Magistrate deems reasonable may suspend the
making of such order for such time and upon such terms as the
Court or Magistrate thinks fit. The expenses of such maintenance
and support, or past maintenance and support, shall be in equity
a charge upon the real estate of the insane person in the same
manner as if he had power to charge, and by writing under his
hand had agreed to charge, his real estate therewith.
(2) The application to the Supreme Court shall be by
motion or petition in a summary way, or in such other manner as
such Court, by general order made under this Ordinance, directs.
(3) Any application under this section shall be served upon
such persons and in such manner as the Court or Magistrate
directs.
(4) Whether any order under this section is made, suspend-
ed, or refused, the Court or Magistrate shall make such order as
is just as to the costs of the applicant, and such costs shall be
recoverable by distress and sale of the insane person's personal
estate, and shall be a charge in equity upon his real estate in the
same manner as if he had power to charge, and by writing under
his hand had agreed to charge, his real estate therewith.
39. Where, under this Ordinance, the Supreme Court or a
Magistrate orders the property of any insane person or the income
thereof to be applied in or towards his maintenance or support,
such Court or Magistrate may declare that such person holds
such property or income upon trust to obey the orders of the
Court or Magistrate, and thereupon the Court or Magistrate shall
have the powers conferred upon the Supreme Court by section 9
of the Supreme Court Ordinance, 1941, so far as regards the care
of the real and personal estates of persons of unsound mind held
by such persons of unsound mind, upon trust or by way of
mortgage.

PART VIII.
OFFENCES IN REFERENCE TO INSANE PERSONS.
40. Any superintendent, officer, nurse, attendant, servant or
other person employed in any hospital for criminals of unsound
mind or other mental hospital who strikes, ill-treats or wilfully
neglects any patient confined in such hospital shall be liable, on
summary conviction to a fine of ninety-six dollars, or to imprison-
ment for six months.


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41. (1) Any person who rescues any patient while being
conveyed to or while confined in any hospital for criminals of
unsound mind or other mental hospital under this Ordinance,
and any officer or servant of any such hospital who secretes, or
through wilful neglect or connivance permits to escape, any
patient confined in any such hospital under this Ordinance, shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction thereof on indict-
ment, shall be liable to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding
five years.
(2) Any officer or servant of any hospital for criminals of
unsound mind or other mental hospital who carelessly permits
any person confined therein under this Ordinance to escape shall
be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of one hundred dollars.
42. Any person who accepts the charge of an insane person
allowed to be absent on parole and who-
(a) neglects to provide such insane person with suitable
lodging, clothing, food, medical attendance when
required, or other necessaries, or fails to take proper
care of such insane person; or
(b) refuses to allow such insane person to be visited by
any medical officer of the hospital from which he was
liberated on parole or by any duly authorised medi-
cal practitioner or any Magistrate,
shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of ninety-six
dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months,
and shall forfeit any sum due to him in respect of such insane
person.
43. Any person who strikes or ill-treats an insane person
absent on parole, or who obstructs any medical officer of the
hospital from which any such insane person was liberated, or any
duly authorised medical practitioner, or any Magistrate, while
visiting or attempting to visit any such insane person, shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine of ninety- six dollars, or to
imprisonment for six months.

44. (1) Except in the case of an insane person absent on
parole, no private person shall undertake the care or custody of
any insane person, unless he first obtains, in respect of that
insane person, a licence under this Ordinance.
(2) Any person acting in contravention of this section
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction thereof on
indictment, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding four hundred
and eighty dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
two years.

45. Where an insane person is confined in any licensed house,
the licensee, or any nurse, servant or other person employed in
such house by the licensee who strikes, ill-treats, or wilfully
neglects such insane person shall be liable on summary convic-


1959.
Rescue and
permitting
escape.











Offences by
person in
charge of
insane person
on parole.










Ill-treating
insane person
on parole and
obstructing
visitor.



Taking charge
of insane person
without licence.


Ill-treating
insane person
in licensed
house.









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Obstructing
member of
Board of
Visitors.
Obstructing
execution of
order for
delivery or
removal


Power to
receive
voluntary
patients.


Notice of
reception and
departure of
voluntary
patients and
provisions as to
discharge of
patients.


tion, to a fine of ninety-six dollars, or to imprisonment for six
months.

46. Whosoever resists or obstructs any member of the Board
of Visitors while visiting or attempting to visit a licensed house,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of fifty dollars, or
to imprisonment for three months.
47. Whosoever obstructs any person acting in execution of
an order for the delivery of an insane person to a mental hospital
or licensed house, or for the removal of an insane person from a
licensed house, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of
two hundred and forty dollars, or to imprisonment for six months.

PART IX.
VOLUNTARY AND TEMPORARY PATIENTS.
48. (1) Any person who is desirous of voluntarily submitting
himself to treatment for mental illness, and who makes a writ-
ten application for the purpose to the Medical Superintendent,
may be received as a voluntary patient in the mental hospital.
(2) Any person under the age of sixteen whose parent
or guardian is desirous of submitting him to treatment for
mental illness may, if the parent or guardian makes to the
Medical Superintendent a written application for the purpose
accompanied by a medical recommendation, be received as a
voluntary patient under this section but such a person shall
not be so received on his own application.
(3) The medical recommendation referred to in the last
subsection shall-
(p) be signed by a registered medical practitioner, and
(b) state the date or dates on which he examined the
said person, and that the said person is likely to
be benefitted by being received as a voluntary
patient for treatment for mental illness under
this section.
(4) Any person received as a voluntary patient under
this section may leave the mental hospital upon giving to the
Medical Superintendent twenty-four hours' notice in writing of
his intention to do so, or if he is a person under the age of
sixteen, upon such notice being given by his parent or guardian.
49. (1) If a person received as a voluntary patient under
section 48 dies in or departs from: the mental hospital, notice
of the fact shall, before the expiration of the second day after
the,day of the death or departure, be sent to the Senior Medi-
cal Officer by the Medical Superintendent.
(2) If any person received as aforesaid becomes at any
time incapable of expressing himself as willing or unwilling
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retained as a voluntary patient for a longer period than twenty-
eight days, and shall, if he has not been previously discharged,
be discharged on the expiration of twenty-eight days from the
date on which he became incapable of so expressing himself
unless in the meantime he has again become capable of so
expressing himself, or steps have been taken to deal with him
either as a person of unsound mind or under section 50 as a
person who is likely to benefit by temporary treatment.
(3) If the Medical Superintendent is of opinion that the
mental state of any such voluntary patient is such as to render
him unfit to remain as a voluntary patient, he may order the
discharge of the patient, or that steps be taken to deal with
him either under section 4 as a person who is suspected to be of
unsound mind or under section 50 as a person who is likely to
benefit by temporary treatment.

50. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section a person
who is suffering from mental illness and is likely to benefit by
temporary treatment whether he is or is not capable of ex-
pressing himself as willing or unwilling to receive such treatment
may on a written application duly made in accordance with
the provisions of tl.'s section, but without being adjudicated a
person of unsounc ..ind under this Ordinance, be received in
a mental hospital,. a temporary patient for the purpose of
treatment.
(2) An application under this section in the form set out
in the Schedule to this Ordinance shall be made to the Medical
Superintendent and shall, if possible, be made by the husband
or wife or by a relative of the person to whom it relates and,
if the application is not so made, it shall contain a statement
of the reason why it is not so made, of the connection of the
applicant with the person to whom it relates, and of the circum-
stances in which he makes the application.
(3) The application shall be accompanied by a recom-
mendation in the form numbered 22 in the Schedule, signed
by two registered medical practitioners of whom one shall be
the District Medical Officer within whose area the said person
then is.
(4) Each of the registered medical practitioners by whom
a recommendation under this section is to be made shall,
before signing the recommendation, examine the person to
whom the recommendation relates either separately or in
conjunction with the other and shall specify in the recommen-
dation the date on which he so examined the said person and
the grounds on which he bases his recommendation.
(5) A recommendation shall be of no effect for the pur-
pose of this section if there is a greater interval than five
clear days between the dates on which the person to whom the
recommendation relates was examined by the two registered
medical practitioners respectively, and any such recommenda-


Provision for
temporary
treatment with-
out certifica-
tion of certain
persons.


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tion shall cease to have effect on the expiration of fourteen
days from the date on which the person to whom the recom-
mendation relates was examined by the two registered medical
practitioners, or if he was examined by those practitioners on
two different dates, on the expiration of fourteen days from the
later of those dates.
(6) Where a person is received as a temporary patient
under this section, notice of his reception, together with a copy
of the application on which he was received and of the recom-
mendation accompanying the application shall, before the
expiration of the second day after the day on which 1V: was
received be sent to the Senior Medical Officer by the Medical
Superintendent. The Governor, acting in his discretion,
shall upon the signed request of any person who considers
himself to be unjustly detained under such ap,,.ication or
recommendation, furnish to him or to his aut,'-iised repre-
sentative free of cost a copy of such application or recommen-
dation.
(7) If a person so received dies in or departs from the
institution where he was residing, notice of the fact shall
before the expiration of the second day after the day of the
death or departure be sent to the Senior Medical Officer by
the Medical Superintendent.
(8) Within one month of the reception of any person
received as a temporary patient under this section he shall
be visited by at least two members of the Visiting Committee.
(9) If after considering any recommendation of such
members of the Visiting Committee concerning any temporary
patient the Medical Superintendent is of opinion that it is
proper that the patient should continue to be detained he
shall sign a statement to that effect and shall forward the
same to the Senior Medical Officer, but if he is of opinion that
it is not proper that the patient should continue to be
detained he shall, before the expiration of the seventh day
after the day of the said visit of the members of the Visiting
Committee, submit a report to the Senior Medical Officer
stating his said opinion, and the grounds on which it is based
together with such other observations as he thinks fit.
(10) Subject to the provisions of this section a person
received as a temporary patient may be detained for a period
not exceeding six months but shall not be detained as such
for any longer period.
(11) Where it is anticipated that a person who is under-
going treatment as a temporary patient under this section
will not recover within the period of six months, but his early
recovery appears reasonably probable, that period may from
time to time be extended for further periods of such length
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given by the Medical Superintendent upon the application of
one of the persons mentioned in subsection (2) of this section
provided that such further periods shall in no case exceed six
months in all.
(12) The Governor, acting in his discretion, may on the
recommendation of the Medical Superintendent at any time
order-
(a) that any person received as a temporary patient
shall be discharged; or
(b) that steps shall be taken to deal with him under
this Ordinance as a person of unsound mind.


PART X.

VISITING COMMITTEE.

51. (1) There may be established a Visiting Committee Establishment
of the mental hospital which shall consist of not more than and composition
three members at least one of whom shall be a doctor, to be of visiting
appointed by the Governor. Committee.

(2) Every member of the Visiting Committee shall hold
office during the pleasure of the Governor and for a period of
two years from the date of his appointment, but shall be
eligible for re-appointment.

(3) The Governor shall. appoint one member of the Visiting
Committee to be Chairman.


52. The functions of the Visiting Committee shall be- Functions of
(a) to advise the Medical Superintendent in regard to the Visiting
the general administration of the mental hospital; Committee.
(b) to consider, and if necessary make recommendations
with regard to improvements in the accommodation,
catering arrangements and any other matters con-
nected with the running of the mental hospital;
(c) to consider any matter which the Governor or the
Medical Superintendent may refer to the Visiting
Committee:
Provided that the powers granted under this section shall
not be interpreted to include any right to enquire into, comment
upon, or criticise any technical modes of treatment of any mental
patient adopted by the Medical Superintendent or other medical
practitioner working with or under him at the mental hospital.










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Prerogative of
Crown.


Insane persons
so found by
inquisition.
Regulations.





















Forms.



Repeal and
saving.







Commencement.


PART XI.
MISCELLANEOUS.
53. Nothing in this Ordinance shall prejudice any right or
prerogative of Her Majesty, or of the Governor of the Windward
Islands on behalf of Her Majesty.

54. Nothing in this Ordinance shall apply to insane persons
so found by inquisition.

55. The Governor in Council may make regulations-
(a) for the management of mental hospitals, the ad-
mision of patients, the payments to be made in
respect of patients, the absence on parole and
discharge of patients and any other matter relat-
ing to the conduct and management of mental
hospitals;
(b) for the maintenance and control of institutions;
(c) for the constitution of a Board of Visitors for
licensed houses in the manner provided by section
18;
(d) as to the books to be kept by the licensee of a
licensed house, the entries to be made therein, and
the returns and notice to be furnished and given
by such licensee;
(e) for the conduct and management of hospitals for
criminals of unsound mind;
(f) generally for carrying into effect the provisions
of this Ordinance.

56. The forms contained in the Schedule may be used in all
cases to which they are applicable, but no su h form shall in any
case be obligatory.

57. The following Ordinances are hereby repealed:-
The Lunatics Ordinance, Cap. 117.
The Lunatics (Amendment) Ordinance, No. 3 of 1942:
Provided that all Regulations or orders made under the
Ordinances hereby repealed and in force at the time of the coming
into operation of this Ordinance shall be deemed to have been
made under this Ordinance and shall continue in force until
other provisions shall be made by virtue of this Oidinance.

58. This Ordinance shall come into operation on a date to
be appointed by the Governor by Proclamation published in the
Gazette.


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SCHEDULE.

FORM 1.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 4 (1).
INFORMATION RELATING TO MENTAL DISEASE.

Saint Vincent.

District

A.B., of informs the undersigned Magistrate that
he has gooc ause to suspect and believe and does suspect and believe that D.E.
of is a person of unsound mind with no visible
means of support and a upropC. subject for confinement.

Taken and sworn this
day of Informant
before me,
District Magistrate.



FORM 2.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 4 (6).
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.

Saint Vincent.

I, R.K., a registered medical practitioner hereby certify that I, on the
day of ,personally examined A.B. of
,and I hereby certify that the said A.B. is a person of unsound
mind and a proper subject for confinement, and I have formed this opinion
upon the following grounds, namely:-
1. Facts indicating mental disease observed by myself (here state the
facts).
2. Other facts (if any) indicating mental disease communicated by
others (here state the facts and by whom communicated).
3. I have made enquiries of all persons known to me who seem likely
to be able to give information as to any facts of the previous history
of the said A.B. likely to be of service with reference to the medical
treatment. The following statement contains all such facts known
to me:








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STATEMENT.
(If any particulars in this statement are not known, this is to be stated).
Name of patient and christian name at length.
Sex and age.
Married single, or widowed.
Condition of life and previous occupation, if any.
The religious persuasion as far as known.
Previous place of abode.
Whether first attack. Age (if known) on first attack.
When and where previously under care and treatment.
Duration of existing attack. Supposed cause.
Whether subject to epilepsy.
Whether suicidal.
Whether dangerous to others.
Name and christian name and place of abode of nearest known relative of the
patient and degree of relationship.


(Add any other facts proper to be stated).
(Signed)


R.K.


(Place of abode)


bated this


day of


FORM 3.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 10 (a).
ADJUDICATION OF MENTAL DISEASE AND COMMITTAL TO
MENTAL HOSPITAL.

Saint Vincent.

District

A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

Whereas on the day of A.B., of
informed me the undersigned, Magistrate in and for that
he had good cause to suspect and believe and did suspect and believe that D.E.,
of was a person of unsound mind and a proper subject









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for confinement: And whereas it appears to me that the said D.E is a person of
unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement: And whereas, as required
by the abovementioned Ordinance, the medical certificates hereunto annexed
of the unsoundness of mind of the said D.E., have been given: And whereas
the consent in writing of the Medical Superintendent to receive the said D.E.
into the mental hospital has been produced to me: Now therefore, I do hereby
adjudge the said D.E. to be a person of unsound mind and a proper subject for
confinement and do hereby order that the said D.E. be detained in the mental
hospital subject to the provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance, and the
rules and regulations of such mental hospital.
District Magisrtate.

FORM 4.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 10 (b).
ADJUDICATION OF MENTAL DISEASE AND COMMITTAL TO
LICENSED HOUSE.

Saint Vincent.
Distict

A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

Whereas on the day of A.B., of
informed me the undersigned, Magistrate in and for that
he had good cause to suspect and believe, and did suspect and believe D.E.,
of to be a person of unsound mind and a
proper subject for confinement: And whereas, as required, by the abovemen-
tioned Ordinance, the medical certificates hereunto annexed of the unsoundness
of mind of the said D.E. have been given: And whereas F.G. of
has offered to undertake tle care and custody of the said D.E.,
in his house situate at within the said district
and has requested to have a licence granted
to him for that purpose: And whereas I am of opinion that the said F.G. is
a proper person to have the care and custody of the said D.E., and that his said
house is suitable for the reception of the said D.E.: Now, therefore, I do
hereby adjudge the said D.E. to be a person of unsound mind and a proper
subject for confinement, and I do hereby grant to the said F.G. a licence to
receive the said D.E. into his said house and there to have the care and custody
of him the said D.E., and I do hereby order that the said D.E., be detained as a
person of unsound mind in the said house of the said F.G., in the care and
custody of the said F.G., subject to the provisions of the abovementioned
Ordinance.
District Magistrate.










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FORM 5.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 10 (c).
ORDER OF COMMITTAL OF PATIENT WITH NO VISIBLE MEANS OF
SUPPORT.

Saint Vincent.

District
A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

Whereas on the day of 19 A.B., of
informed me the undersigned, Magistrate
in and for that he had good cause to suspe ct and believe
and did suspect and believe that D.E. was a patient with no visible means of
support and a proper subject for confinement: And whereas, as required by the
abovementioned Ordinance, the medical certificates hereunto annexed of the
unsoundness of mind of the said D.E. have been given: Now, therefore, I do hereby
adjudge the said D.E. to be a patient with no visible means of support and a
proper subject for confinement, and I do hereby order that the said D.E. be
detained in the mental hospital as a government-aided patient subject to the
provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance.

District Magistrate.



FoRM 6.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 9.
ADJUDICATION OF MENTAL DISEASE AND TRANSFER OF PROCEEDINGS.

Saint Vincent.
District

A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)
Whereas on the day of 19 A.B., of
informed me the undersigned, Magistrate
in and for that he had good cause to suspect and believe
and did suspect and believe D.E., of to be a person of
unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement: And whereas it appears










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to me that the said D.E. is a person of unsound mind and a proper subject for
confinement: And whereas as required by the abovementioned Ordinance, the
medical certificates hereunto annexed of the unsoundness of mind of the said
D.E to be a person of unsound mind and a proper subject for confinement, and
being of opinion that the question of the care and custody of the said D.E may be
more conveniently decided by the Magistrate of district
I do hereby order that the further proceedings in this matter be had before the
M agistrate of the said district..........................................................

District Magistrate.



FORM 7.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
COMMITTAL TO A LICENSED HOUSE UPON AN ADJUDICATION BY
ANOTHER MAGISTRATE.

Saint Vincent.

District

A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

Whereas D.E., of was on the day of
by Magistrate in and
for district adjudged to be a person of unsound mind and a
proper subject for confinement, and the further proceedings in the matter of the
said mental disease were directed to be had before the Magistrate in and for
district : And whereas F.G., of has
offered to undertake the care and custody of the said D.E in his house, situate at
within the said last-mentioned district and has requested
to have a licence granted to him for that purpose: And whereas I am of opinion
that the said F.G. is a proper person to have the care and custody of the said D.E.,
and that his said house is suitable for the reception of the said D.E.: Now, there-
fore, I do hereby grant to the said F.G. a licence to receive the said D.E. into his
said house, and there to have the care and custody of him the said D.E. and I do
hereby order that the said D.E. be detained as a person of unsound mind in the
said house of the said F.G., in the care and custody of the said F.G., subject to the
provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance.
District Magistrate.









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FORM 8.
Section 15.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
UNDERTAKING AS TO PERSON OF UNSOUND MIND ABSENT ON PAROLE.

(When no payment is made, the words between brackets must be omited).

An Agreement made the day of between
His Honour the Administrator of Saint Vincent (hereinafter called the Adminis-
trator) of the One Part and C.D. of the Other Part; Whereas the said C.D. has
requested that E.F. a patient at present confined in the mental hospital at
(hereinafter called the said mental hospital) may be
liberated on parole, and placed in charge of him the said C.D.: And whereas
the Medical Superintendent of the said mental hospital (hereinafter called the
Medical Superintendent) has approved of the said E.F. being liberated on parole,
and delivered to the said C.D. for the period and subject to the conditions here-
inafter appearing, provided that the said C.D. enter into the agreement herein-
after contained: Now these presents witness that in consideration of the
premises (and of the payment hereinafter agreed to be made to the said C.D.)
it is mutually agreed between the said Administraor and C.D. as follows:-
1. The said C.D. shall take charge of the said patient, and exercise proper
care and control over him, and provide him with suitable food, clothing, and other
necessaries, and shall allow him to be visited by any member of the Visiting Com-
mittee, and duly authorised medical practitioner, or any Magistrate.
The said C.D. shall answer according to the best of his knowledge, informa-
tion, and belief any questions put to him by any visitor under this clause, and
shall attend and conform to any directions of medical visitor.
2. The said patient shall remain in the charge of the said C.D. for the
period of from the day of the date of these presents, or
for such extended period as may be agreed upon with the concurrence of the
Medical Superintendent between the Administrator and the said C.D., unless such
period or extended period be sooner determined by writing under the hand of the
Administrator on the advice of the Medical Superintendent. Upon the determi-
nation of such period or extended period the said C.D. shall deliver the patient at
the said mental hospital.
3. Subject to the provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance, the Admin-
istrator shall pay the said C.D. at the rate of a month for
the time during which the said patient shall remain in charge of the said C.D.
under this agreement.

In witness whereof the said and C.D. have
hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.
C.D.

Signed by the said and C.D. in the presence
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When the period is extended, a Memorandum to the following effect may be
endorsed upon the statement:-
It is hereby agreed between His' Honour the Administrator of Saint Vincent
and the within mentioned C.D. with the advice of the Medical Superintendent
that the within mentioned period of be extended till the
day of

C.D.



FORM 9.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 23 (1).
NOiICiE BY LICENSEE DESIRING TO BE DISCHARGED.

Saint Vincent.
To T.M., Magistrate for district

I, E.F., to whom on the day of a licence
was granted by you to receive into my house, situate in
one A.B. a patient, and there to have the care and custody of the said A.B. do
hereby give you notice that I desire to be discharged of the care and custody of
the said A.B.

Dated this day of E.F.

Witness G.H. of



FoRM 10.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 24.
ORDER FOR REMOVAL OF PERSON OF UNSOUND MIND FROM LICENSED
HOUSE AT REQUEST OF FRIENDS.

Saint Vincent.
District
(Date)

Whereas by an order made on the day of by
Magistrate in and for district a
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to receive one A.B., a patient, into his house situate in the said district, and there
to have the care and custody of the said A.B.: And whereas it appears to me the
Magistrate in and for the said district, that the said A.B. is maintained in the
said licensed house of the said E.F. at the expense of J.H. and K.L. and that the
said J.H. and K.L. are desirous that the said A.B. should be removed from the
licensed house of the said E.F. to the house of one Q.R., situate within the said
district: And whereas the said Q.R. has applied to me for a licence to enable
him to receive the said A.B. at his said house, and there to have the care and
custody of the said A.B.: And whereas I am of opinion that the said Q.R. is a
proper person to have the care and custody of the said A.B., and that his said
house is suitable for the reception of the said A.B.: Now, therefore, I, the said
Magistrate in and for the said district do hereby discharge
the said E.F. of the care and custody of the said A.B., and do hereby order that
the said A.B. be removed from the licensed house of the said E.F. to the said house
of the said Q.R. And I do hereby grant to the said Q.R. a licence to receive the
said A.B. into his said house, and there to have the care and custody of him the
said A.B. And I do hereby order that the said A.B. be detained as a patient in
the said house of the said Q.R. in the care and custody of the said Q.R. subject to
the provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance.

District Magistrate.





FORM 11.

The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 25.
COMPLAINT OF ILL-TREATMENT (OR NEGLECT OF A PERSON OF UNSOUND
MIND IN A LICENSED HOUSE.

Saint Vincent.

District

of informs
Magistrate in and for ,that A.B., a patient confined in the
licensed house of E.F., situate at Is
ill-treated (or neglected).

Taken and sworn this
day of Informant.
before me


District Magistrate.








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FORM 12.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 25.
ORDER FOR REMOVAL ON GROUND OF ILL-TREATMENT (OR NEGLECT)
OF A PERSON OF UNSOUND MIND FROM A LICENSED HOUSE.

Saint Vincent.
On this day of at
complaint was made to me for that A.B., a patient confined in the licensed house
of E.F., situate at within my district as Magis-
trate, is ill-treated (or neglected) and I, having heard the said complaint, do
hereby order that the said E.F. be discharged from the care and custody of the
said A.B. and the consent in writing of
Medical Superintendent, having been produced to me, do order that the said A.B.
be removed from the said licensed house of the said E.F. to the said mental
hospital at there to be detained as a patient,
subject to the rules and regulations of the said mental hospital and to the
provisions of the abovementioned Ordinance.

District Magistrate.



FoRb 13.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 25.
WARRANT FOR THE REMOVAL OF A PERSON OF UNSOUND MIND FROM
A LICENSED HOUSE.

Saint Vincent.

District
To T.S. W.V., Y.Z. and
To Q.R.
Whereas by an order made on the day of
by me the undersigned Magistrate in and for
I did order that A.B. a patient confined in the licensed house of E.F., situate at
be removed from the said licensed house of the said
E.F. to the house of you the above-named Q.R., situate at
in the said district : These are, therefore, to authorise you









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the said T.S., W.V. and Y.Z., or any or either of you, to remove the said A.B. from
the said licensed house of the said E.F., and him to deliver to you the said Q.R.
at the said house of you the said Q.R. where you the said Q.R. are to receive and
have the care and custody of the said A.B.: And for so doing this shall be
your warrant: And if required in this behalf by you, or any of you, all constables,
peace officers, and all other Her Majesty's subjects are to be aiding and assisting
in the execution of this warrant.

Given under my hand this day of

District Magistrate.



FoRM 14.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 26.
ORDER FOR THE RELEASE OF A PATIENT FROM A LICENSED HOUSE.

Saint Vincent.

District
On this day of at
complaint was made before me, the undersigned Magistrate in and for
that A.B., a patient confined in the licensed house of E.F.,
situate at in the said district is
no longer a proper subject for confinement, and it appearing to me, having heard
the said complaint, that the said A.B., is no longer a proper subject for confine-
ment, I do hereby discharge the said E.F. of the care and custody of the said A.B.
and do hereby order him the said E.F. to release the said A.B. and him the said
A.B. to suffer to go at large whithersoever he will.

District Magistrate.



FoRM 15.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 30.
INTERIM ORDER BY A MAGISTRATE AFTER NOTICE OF APPEAL.

Saint Vincent.
(This Order may be written at the foot of the Order to which it relates).

Whereas the abovenamed D.E. has duly given notice of appeal against the
above order: And whereas under the circumstances of the case it appears to me










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to be fit and proper to suspend the execution of the above order for the time and
subject to the condition hereinafter mentioned: Now, therefore, I do order that
the above order be suspended until the appeal against it of the said D.E. is heard
and determined or is deemed to be abandoned: Provided that his suspension is
subject to the following condition, namely that the said D.E. do reside with his
uncle P.K. in the village of and in case the said D.E. shall
cease so to reside, this order of suspension shall become void, and the above order
shall revive and be of full force and effect.

District Magistrate.





FORM 16.

The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.

ORDER FOR RE-COMMITTAL OF CRIMINAL OF UNSOUND MIND.

Saint Vincent.

-District

A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

Whereas on the day of Governor did
order that C.D. a criminal of unsound mind confined in the hospital for criminals
of unsound mind at in the Colony of Saint Vincent, should
be discharged from such hospital, subject to the condition that before the
day of the said C.D. should not at any
time be within the City of Kingstown or within three miles of any part of the
boundaries thereof: And whereas information upon oath has been laid before
me by S.P.O. of Police in the of
that the abovementioned condition has been broken: Now, having heard the
said information I do adjudge that the said condition has been broken, and do
order that the said D.E. be conveyed to the said hospital for criminals of unsound
mind at and there detained as if he had not been
discharged therefrom.

District Magistrate.









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FORM 17.
The Mental Health Ordinance. 1959.
Section 36 (2).
WARRANT FOR RE-COMMITTAL OF A CRIMINAL OF UNSOUND MIND.

Saint Vincent.

District
A.B. Informant, D.E. Respondent.
(Date)

To all Constables and to W.P. Superintendent of the hospital for criminals
of unsound mind at

Whereas by order the date of and made by
Magistrate in and for it is ordered that D.E. be conveyed to
the hospital for criminals of unsound mind at and there
detained as if he had not been discharged therefrom: These are, therefore, to
authorise and require you the said constables, or any of you, to arrest the said
D.E. and convey him to the said hospital for criminals of unsound mind at
and there to deliver him to W.P. the Superintendent of the said
hospital. And for so doing, this shall be your warrant. And you the said W.P.
are to receive the said D.E. into your custody, and him safely to keep in the said
hospital for criminals of unsound mind at
as if he had not been discharged therefrom.

Given under my hand this day of 19

District Magistrate.

FORM 18.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 38.
ORDER OF MAGISTRATE FOR APPLICATION OF INCOME OF INSANE
PERSON'S REAL ESTATE TOWARDS HIS MAINTENANCE.

Saint Vincent.
District
In the matter of A.B., a person of unsound mind.
(Date)

Upon the application of S.L.C. Superintendent of the mental hospital at
,it appearing to me that A.B. has since the
day of been maintained, and that he is still maintained,








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at the said mental hospital as a patient, and that he is entitled to certain houses
situate at in district and now
let to at rents amounting in the aggregate to the sum of
($45) per annum, and that the total annual value of such houses is less than
$48, and that the said A.B. is possessed of no other property; and it also appear-
ing to me that the expenses of the past maintenance and support of the said A.B.
in the said mental hospital at exceed the amount
of the rents in arrear of the said houses, and that the yearly expenses of his
future maintenance and support will exceed the yearly rents which will accrue to
the said A.B.: Now, therefore, I do order that the said rents in arrear be applied
in discharge of the past maintenance and support of him the said A.B., and that
the said rents hereafter to accrue be applied in payment of the expenses of the
future maintenance and support of the said A.B. so long as he lives and con-
tinues to be an inmate of the said mental hospital at
and I do declare that the said A.B. holds the said property and the right to
receive the said rents accrued, or hereafter to accrue, on trust to obey this order,
and accordingly I do order that the right to sue for and recover the said rents in
arrear and the rents that shall accrue, vest in the said S.L.C., and any unapplied
surplus in the hands of the said S.L.C. upon the discharge of the said A.B. from
the said hospital or upon his death is to be held upon trust for the said A.B.,
his executors, administrators, and assigns.

District Magistrate.



FoRM 19.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 38.
ORDER FOR SALE OF INSANE PERSON'S REAL ESTATE, AND APPLICATION
OF PROCEEDS FOR HIS MAINTENANCE.

Saint Vincent.
District
In the matter of A.B., a person of unsound mind.
(Date)

Upon the application of Medical Superintendent of
the mental hospital it appearing to me,
Magistrate in and for that A.B. has since the
day of been maintained and he still is maintained in
the mental hospital at as a government-aided patient, and
that he is seised of an estate in fee simple in possession of one undivided moiety
of and in a certain cottage, premises, and plantation with the appurtenances







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situate at to the other undivided moiety of which E.F., of
is entitled for an estate in fee simple in possession,
and that the value of the said undivided moiety of the said A.B. is less than the
sum of $480, and that the said A.B. is possesseed of no other property; and it
also appearing to me that the expenses of the past maintenance and support
of the said A.B. in the said hospital from the said
day of to the day of
amount to the sum of ($200). And the said E.F. offering to purchase the said
undivided moiety of the said A.B. for the sum of ($480). And I being of
opinion that the said offer of the said E.F. is fair and reasonable, and that it is
expedient to accept the same, do order that the same be accepted and carried
into effect, and do declare that the said A.B. holds the said undivided moiety upon
trust to obey this order. And the said E.F. having paid the said sum of u$400)
to the said S.L.C., and the said S.L.C. undertaking to apply the sum of ($200),
part thereof in payment of the expenses of the past maintenance and support
of the said A.B. from the said day of to the
said day of from time to time to apply
the sum of ($200) residue of the said sum of ($400) in or towards the expenses
of the maintenance and support of the said A.B. from the last mentioned day,
and upon the discharge from the said hospital or death of the said A.B., to hold
any unapplied surplus in his hands upon trust for the said A.B., his executors,
administrators or assigns, I do order that the said undivided moiety of the
said A.B. of and in the said cottage, premises, and plantation, with the appur-
tenances, do vest in the said E.F. his heirs and assigns for all the estate and
interest which the said A.B. has therein.
District Magistrate.

FORM 20.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 48.
ADMISSION AS A VOLUNTARY PATIENT.

Saint Vincent.
I wish to be admitted to the mental hospital, Saint Vincent, as a voluntary
patient for treatment. I understand that I can leave the hospital by giving
seventy-two hours' notice of my intention to do so.

Signature.
D a te.................................................. . .

Witness.
I give my consent to undergoing physical treatment.

Signature.
(If a minor)
I give my consent for him/her to undergo physical treatment.

Signature of parent or guardian.









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FORM 21.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 50 (2).
FORM OF APPLICATION FOR RECEPTION OF A TEMPORARY PATIENT.

Saint Vincent.

1. I am a registered medical practitioner residing at
The said is now my patient/is now in my district
and I make this application at the request of who is
related to the said in the following manner:
Or
I am not related to the said The reason why this
application is not made by a relative of the said
and my connection with him, and the circumstances under which I make this
application, are as follows:
2. Annexed hereto is a recommendation for the temporary treatment of
the said signed by

(Signed)
Dated
To the Medical Superintendent
Mental Hospital,
Saint Vincent.




FORM 22.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
Section 50 (3).
FORM OF RECOMMENDATION FOR TEMPORARY PATIENT.

Saint Vincent.

Recommendation for the temporary treatment of
of
I, of hereby declare
that:-
1. I am the Government Medical Officer of district
and I am not the usual medical attendant of the abovenamed.
2. I examined the said on the day of










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*3. I have formed the conclusions stated below on the following grounds,
viz:-
I of hereby declare
that:-
1. I am a registered medical practitioner in the Colony and am (am not)
the usual medical attendant of the abovenamed.
2. I examined the above-mentioned on the
day of
*3. I have found the conclusions stated below on the following grounds,
viz:-
1. The said
(1) is suffering from mental illness;
(ii) is likely to benefit by temporary treatment;
(iii) is for the time being incapable of expressing himself as willing
or unwilling to receive such treatment.
2. It is expedient with a view to the said 's
recovery that he should be received into for a period not
exceeding six months.

(Signed)
Medical Qualifications
Date
(Signed)
Medical Qualifications
Date

A person in specifying the grounds on which his conclusions are based,
must carefully distinguish between statements of fact which are based upon his
own observations and statements of fact which are based upon communications
made to him by others.



FoRM 23.
The Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.

AGREEMENT TO BRING A PATIENT DISCHARGED ON PAROLE FOR
MEDICAL EXAMINATION.

In accordance with section of the Mental Health Ordinance, 1959.
I of agree to bring on
19 of who is


to be discharged on parole for a period of


weeks/months, to













the Medical Superintendent, and failing this to send him a medical certificate
signed by two registered medical practitioners stating that
may be safely permitted to be at large.


........*. .................-.. . . ...b.... y cv


........... ............................. .... .. ...... ..... wzness.
The Medical Superintendent
The Mental Hospital,
Saint Vincent.



Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day of February, 1959.


J. B. CONNELL,
Ag. Clerk of Legislative Council.
(310/1937.)


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