3. Declaration of teaching hospitals

    (1) Where the Senate is of opinion that a public hospital is suitable for the teaching of medicine, the Senate may give written notification to that effect to the Minister who shall, as soon after receiving it as is practicable, present the notification to the Governor who may by proclamation declare the public hospital to be a teaching hospital to which the provisions of this Act apply.

    (2) If the Senate is of opinion that a public hospital that is declared to be a teaching hospital under subsection (1) should no longer be a teaching hospital to which the provisions of this Act apply, the Senate shall give written notification to that effect to the Minister who shall, as soon after receiving it as is practicable, present that notification to the Governor who may by proclamation declare that that public hospital ceases with effect from the date specified in that proclamation to be a teaching hospital to which the provisions of this Act apply.

    (3) The Minister may, if the name of a public hospital that is declared to be a teaching hospital under subsection (1) (in this subsection called }the public hospital name~) has been changed, recommend to the Governor that the name of the teaching hospital (in this subsection called }the teaching hospital name~) be changed to accord with the public hospital name as changed, and the Governor may by proclamation change the teaching hospital name in accordance with that recommendation with effect from the date specified in that proclamation, being a date not earlier than the date on which the change to the public hospital name to which that recommendation relates took place.

    (4) The identity and rights and obligations of a teaching hospital the name of which is changed under subsection (3) are not affected by that change and a reference to that teaching hospital as a teaching hospital in a written law or a document or instrument by its name as it was prior to that change shall be construed as a reference to that teaching hospital by its name as so changed.

    [Section 3 amended by No. 21 of 1985 s. 3.]



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