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THE LEPERS ACT, 1898

(ACT NO. III OF 1898).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 4th February, 1898  
  
 
This Act is repealed by The Lepers (Repeal) Act , 2011 (Act No.18 of 2011)
     1 An Act to provide for the segregation and medical treatment of pauper lepers and the control of lepers following certain callings.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the segregation and medical treatment of pauper lepers and the control of lepers following certain callings; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Appointment of leper asylums by Government
4. Appointment of Inspectors of Lepers and Superintendents of Asylums
5. Constitution of Board
6. Arrest of pauper lepers
7. Person arrested how to be dealt with
8. Procedure with regard to pauper lepers
9. Power to prohibit lepers from following certain trades and doing certain acts
10. Conviction after previous conviction
11. Penalty on person employing lepers in prohibited trade
12. Re-arrest of escaped lepers
13. Inspection by Board
14. Order of discharge by Board
15. Appeals
16. Power of the Government to make rules
17. Power to local authorities to expand funds and appropriate property to asylums
18. Protection to persons acting bona fide under Act
19. [Omitted]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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