The Lunacy Act, 1912

( ACT NO. IV Of 1912 )

এই আইন মানসিক স্বাস্থ্য আইন, ২০১৮ (২০১৮ সনের ৬০ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।
1An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to Lunacy

 
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to lunacy; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
 
 

CONTENTS

SECTIONS

1. Short title and extent

2. Savings

3. Definitions

4. Reception of persons in asylum

Reception orders on petition.

5. Application for reception order

6. Application by whom to be presented

7. Procedure upon petition for reception order

8. Detention of alleged lunatic pending inquiry

9. Consideration of petition.

10. Order

11. Further provisions as to reception orders on petition

11A. Power to appoint substitute for the person upon whose application a reception order has been made.

11B. Reception order in case of lunatics from foreign States in Bangladesh

Reception orders otherwise than on petition

12. Reception order in case of a Foreigner lunatic soldier, sailor or airman

13. Powers and duties of police in respect of wandering or dangerous lunatics and lunatics cruelly treated or not under proper care and control

14. Reception order in case of wandering and dangerous lunatics

15. Order in case of lunatic cruelly treated or not under proper care and control

16. Detention of alleged lunatic pending report by medical officer

17. [Omitted]

Further provisions as to reception order and medical certificates.

18. Medical certificates

19. Time and manner of medical examination of lunatic

20. Authority for reception

21. Copy of reception order to be sent to person in charge of asylum

22. [Omitted]

Detention of lunatics pending removal to asylum

23. Detention of lunatics pending removal to asylum

Reception and detention of criminal lunatics

24. Reception and detention of criminal lunatics

Reception after inquisition

25. Reception after inquisition

26. Order for payment of cost of maintenance of lunatic

27. Amendment of order or certificate

Visitors

28. Appointment of Visitors

29. Monthly inspection by visitors

30. Inspection of criminal lunatics by Inspector-General or visitors

Discharge of lunatics

31. Order of discharge from asylum by visitors

32. Discharge of lunatic in other cases and of European military lunatics

33. Order of discharge on undertaking of relative for due care of the lunatic

33A. Order of temporary release on request of relative for care and custody of lunatic

34. Discharge of person subsequently found on inquisition not to be of unsound mind

Removal of lunatics.

35. Removal of lunatics and criminal lunatics

Escape and re-capture

36. Order to justify detention and re-capture after escape

[Omitted]

Inquisition

62. Power of District Court to institute inquisition as to persons alleged to be lunatic

Lunacy

63. Application by whom to be made

64. Regulation of proceedings of District Courts

65. Inquisition by District Court and finding thereon

66. Inquisition by subordinate Court on commission issued by District Court and proceedings thereon

Judicial powers over person and estate of lunatic

67. Custody of lunatics and management of their estate

68. Court of Wards to be authorised in certain cases to take charge of estate of lunatic

69. Power to direct Collector to take charge of person and estate of lunatic in certain cases

70. Control over proceedings of Collector

71. Power of District Court to appoint guardian and manager and take security from manager

72. Restriction on appointment of legal heir of lunatic to be guardian of his person

73. Remuneration of managers and guardians

74. Duties of guardian

75. Powers of manager

76. Manager to furnish inventory and annual accounts

77. Proceedings if accuracy of inventory or account is impugned

78. Payment into public treasury and investment of proceeds of estate

79. Relative may sue for an account

80. Removal of managers and guardians

81. Penalty on manager for refusing to deliver accounts or property

82. Proceedings in lunacy to cease or to be set aside if Court finds that the unsoundness of mind has ceased

83. Appeals

84. Government may establish or license the establishment of asylums

84A. Power to cancel license if provision for curative treatment is insufficient

85. [Omitted]

86. Payment of cost of maintenance in licensed asylums in certain cases by Government

87. Application of property in the possession of a lunatic found wandering

88. Application to Civil Court for order for the payment of cost of maintenance out of the lunatic’s estate, or by person bound to maintain him

89. Order of Court and enforcement therefore

89A. Fixation of cost of maintenance

89B. [Omitted]

90. Savings of liability of relatives to maintain lunatic

91. Power of Government to make rules

92. Publication of rules

93. Penalty for improper reception or detention of lunatic

94. Provision as to bonds

95. Pension of lunatic payable by Government

96. Use of forms in Schedule

97. Protection to persons acting under Act

98. [Omitted]

99. [Omitted]

100. [Omitted]

100A. [Omitted]

101. [Repealed]

Schedule

SCHEDULE