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THE LUNACY ACT, 1912

(ACT NO. IV OF 1912).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 16th March, 1912  
  
     1 An 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
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
CHAPTER I
1. Short title and extent
2. Savings
3. Definitions
PART II
RECEPTION, CARE AND TREATMENT OF LUNATICS
CHAPTER II
RECEPTION OF LUNATICS
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
CHAPTER III
CARE AND TREATMENT
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
CHAPTER IV
[Omitted]
PART III
Judicial Inquisition as to Lunacy
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
PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS
CHAPTER VI
ESTABLISHMENT OF ASYLUMS
84. Government may establish or license the establishment of asylums
84A. Power to cancel license if provision for curative treatment is insufficient
85. [Omitted]
CHAPTER VII
EXPENSES OF LUNATICS
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
CHAPTER VIII
RULES
91. Power of Government to make rules
92. Publication of rules
CHAPTER IX
SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS
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
 
 

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