Laws of Bangladesh

The Children Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXXIX OF 1974 )

Committal to approved place of child suffering from dangerous disease
14. (1) When a child, who has been brought before a Court under any of the provisions of this Act, is found to be suffering from a disease requiring prolonged medical treatment, or a physical or mental complaint that is likely to respond to treatment, the Court may send the child to a hospital or to any
other place recognised to be an approved place in accordance with the rules made under this Act for such period as it may think necessary for the required treatment.
(2) Where a Court has taken action under sub-section (1) in the case of child suffering from an infectious or contagious disease, the Court, before restoring the said child to his partner in marriage, if there is one, or to the guardian, as the case may be, shall, where it is satisfied that such action will be in the interest of the said child, call upon his partner in marriage or the guardian, as the case may be, to satisfy the Court by submitting to medical examination that such partner or guardian will not re-infect the child in respect of whom the order has been passed.

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