Medical Aid Societies and Nursing Homes (Dissolution and Prohibition) Act, 1975
- Commenced on 1 August 1975
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short title and commencementThis Act may be cited as the Medical Aid Societies and Nursing Homes (Dissolution and Prohibition) Act, and is deemed to have come into operation on the 1st August, 1975.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"consulting room" means any premises, other than a nursing home, used or intended to be used for the consultation, advice and treatment of patients, usually provided by a medical practitioner or a dental surgeon and includes a clinic but does not include—(a)any consulting room maintained or controlled by the Government; or(b)any institution or premises exempted by the Minister or the Council from the provisions of this Act or any other written law;"Council" means the Medical Council of Zambia;"maternity ward" means part of any premises in a hospital or nursing home used or intended to be used for the reception of pregnant women, or of women immediately after child-birth;"nursing home" means any premises used or intended to be used for the reception of, and the provision of nursing care to, persons suffering from any disease, injury or infirmity, and includes a hospital or maternity ward in such hospital or nursing home but does not include—(a)any hospital, maternity home or other like premises maintained or controlled by the Government; or(b)any institution exempted by the Minister or the Council from the provisions of this Act or any other written law;"Societies" means the Commercial and Industrial Medical Aid Society Limited and the Zambia Medical Aid Society Limited, companies registered under the Companies Act.[Cap. 388]
3. Dissolution of Societies
4. Winding up of Societies
5. Prohibition of transfer of property of Societies
6. Prohibition of establishment and operation of medical aid societies and nursing homes
7. Consequences of dissolution of SocietiesNotwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any written law or in the memorandum and articles of association of either of the Societies or in any other document, the winding up and dissolution of the Societies under this Act shall not operate as a breach of contract by either of the Societies, and the contractual rights and obligations of any person affected by such winding up and dissolution shall, upon the commencement of this Act, be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Law Reform (Frustrated Contracts) Act.[Cap. 73]
8. Closure of nursing homesThe Minister may order the person who owns or operates any nursing home which is established or operated in contravention of this Act to close down such nursing home.
9. OffencesAny person who after the publication of this Act contravenes any provision thereof or any order made thereunder shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding seven thousand five hundred penalty units, or to both.[As amended by Act No. 13 of 1994]
10. RegulationsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, make regulations and in writing give directions for the better carrying into effect of this Act.
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
01 August 1975
|Medical Aid Societies and Nursing Homes (Exemption, Establishment and Operation) (Authorisation Fees) Order, 1991||Statutory Instrument 30 of 1991|