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Majesty's Treasury, or any Three of them, by warrant under their hands;
5. Consulting members and their duties.
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Board, with the 10 approbation of one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to appoint Two medical persons, to be consulting members of the Board, to each of whom there shall be paid a salary not exceeding Two hundred Pounds per annum, and the amount of which shall be fixed by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury as aforesaid ; and it 15 shall be the duty of such consulting members to attend the meetings of the Board when called upon so to do, and to advise the Board upon all such matters and cases as shall be submitted to them regarding the medical treatment of the patients detained in public and private asylums, the cases of individual patients, the fitting up accommodations, 20 regulation and government of all the public and private asylums, and of the grounds and gardens attached thereto, falling under the charge of the Board in virtue of the provisions of this Act, and generally upon every subject connected with the detention, accommodation and treatment of lunatics under the powers and provisions of this Act.
6. Members of the Board to take oath of office and secresy.
Form of Oath.
year of the
And be it Enacted, That every person hereby or hereafter appointed
execute all the trusts and powers committed to me by virtue
said Act. So help me GOD."
7. And be it Enacted, That neither the members nor the consulting mem- Members of bers of the said Board shall derive any profit or emolument for the dis- derive profit charge of the duties of their office, excepting as herein mentioned, nor for dischargshall they be personally responsible for any thing done bonâ fide in the ing the duties
of their office, 5 execution of this Act, or in the exercise of the powers therein con- except as
tained; Provided always, That all the necessary expenses incurred tioned. by the Board or by members or consulting members thereof, in the execution of their official duties, or committees appointed by the Board
as hereinafter provided, shall be deemed as part of the incidental 10 expenses attending the execution of this Act, and be paid accordingly;
and an account of all expenses of the Board shall be annually laid before Parliament.
8. And be it Enacted, That the Board, over and above the powers Powers of
Board. hereby specially committed to them, shall have the superintendence, 15 management, direction and regulation of all matters arising under
this Act in relation to lunatics, and to the public and private asylums to be licensed under this Act, and shall have the power of granting or refusing licenses to the proprietors or keepers of such public or private
asylums, and of renewing, transferring, recalling or suspending any 20 license and of dismissing orsuspending any medical persons, (except the
medical persons members of the Board, who shall not be removable excepting with the approbation of one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State) and any keepers, attendants, officers or servants
appointed and acting under the provisions of this Act; and it shall be 25 lawful to the Board from time to time to make and establish all such rules
and regulations as they may deem necessary towards the good order and management of all such public and private asylums, and to enforce the same by the imposition and exaction of penalties not exceeding Twenty
Pounds; and in particular the Board shall make regulations and give 30 orders for the visitation and examination of all public and private
asylums by the Inspector-general herein authorized to be appointed, or by the Sheriffs of the several counties, or the medical inspectors or visitors who may be appointed under this Act, or other medical persons
who may be directed to visit and examine such asylums and the luna35 tics confined therein, either by themselves or with the Board, or any of
its members or consulting members, or with the Sheriffs of the several counties, or with the Inspector-general; and for the return in such form as the Board may prescribe, and by such officers or persons as
they may appoint, of the names and descriptions of all lunatic asylums 40 under the provisions of this Act; and the Board shall also make regu
lations as to the number of keepers, male and female, wbich they may
and things respecting the good order and management of the public
9. Power of And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Board, with the Board to institute concurrence of the Lord Advocate of Scotland for the time being, to inquiries, and
institute in such manner as they shall think fit, an investigation or to summon examine them enquiry into any special case of lunacy which they shall think it 10 on oath.
necessary or proper to enquire into, and in such case, and in
10. Payment of expenses of witnesses.
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Board to direct 35 the Secretary of the Board to pay to any witness summoned as aforesaid, the reasonable expenses of his appearance and attendance in pursuance of such summons, which shall be considered as expenses incurred by the Board in the execution of this Act, and be taken into account and paid accordingly.
11. Meetings of the Board.
And be it Enacted, That the Board shall have a place at Edinburgh for the transaction of their business, and shall meet there or at such temporary place as shall be fixed for the purpose, upon the First
day of July next, or upon the first convenient day within Ten Days thereafter (of which due notice shall be given by the Secretary to each of the Members of the Board), and shall thereafter hold Two general
meetings in each year, One upon the First IVednesday in February, 5 and the other upon the First Wednesday in July, and at such first
meeting, and at all other meetings of the Board, Three of the Members shall be a quorum, with power to act in all the matters hereby committed to the Board ; and the Board shall have power to adjourn
for such time and to such place as they shall see fit; and it shall be 10 lawful for the Board to hold special or pro re nata meetings which
may be called by the Secretary; provided that, of all meetings of the Board, notice shall be given in writing by the Secretary in such manner as the Board shall direct; and that all notices of special or pro
re nata meetings shall specify the business or matter on which such 15 meetings are called.
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful to the Board, as often as Board may they may deem fit, to appoint any Two or more of their number as a mittees. committee for the purposes of this Act, and if more than Two, to fix the
number of such committee that shall be sufficient to transact business; 20 and it shall be lawful for such committee, in transacting the business
committed to them, to exercise all the powers necessary for that purpose which are by this Act given to the Board ; and such committee shall report to the Board at such time or times as the Board shall direct,
and failing such direction shall report to the Board at its next general 25 statutory meeting.
13. And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty to Secretary to
be appointed. appoint a fit person to be Secretary to the Board, to whom there shall be paid such salary, not exceeding Five hundred Pounds per
annum, as shall be fixed by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Trea30 sury or any Three of them by warrant under their hands; and such
Secretary, and every Secretary to be hereafter appointed shall be
tary, the Board, with the approbation of Her Majesty, Her heirs and 35 successors, to be signified by one of Her Majesty's Principal Secreta
ries of State, shall appoint a Secretary in the room of the Secretary so
tion, direction and control of the Board; and each Secretary shall 40 find sufficient security for his intromissions and management, to the
satisfaction of the Board.
14. And be it Enacted, That the Secretary shall, under the directions of Duties of the
Secretary. the Board, keep regular books and minutes of all the proceedings of
the Board, and accurate accounts of all the monies received and
year. 15. Clerk to be And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Board to appoint appointed.
a Clerk to the Board, to whom there shall be paid a salary, not ex-
to their satisfaction.
And be it Enacted, That the Board, with the approbation of one and Duties of of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, shall, at their first general. meeting under this Act, or as soon thereafter as may be, nominate and
appoint some fit and proper medical person to be the Inspector-general of all public and private asylums under this Act; to whom there shall be paid such salary, not exceeding Eight hundred Pounds per annum, as shall be fixed by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three of them; and so long as such person shall remain