5. Advisory Committees to advise Minister

    (1) Where in respect of a teaching hospital for which there is not a managing body the Minister proposes exercising any power conferred upon him under section 4, the Minister shall before exercising the power, give written notification of the proposal to the appropriate Advisory Committee mentioned in subsection (2) or (3), and consider the advice of the Committee on the proposal.

    (2) If a teaching hospital referred to in subsection (1) is a mental health hospital, the Advisory Committee shall consist of

    (a) a person nominated by the Senate;

    (b) a person nominated by the Faculty of Medicine of The University of Western Australia;

    (c) the Chief Psychiatrist referred to in section 8 of the Mental Health Act 1996 or a person nominated by him or her; and

    (d) a medical practitioner nominated by the Minister charged with the administration of the Mental Health Act 1996.

    (3) If a teaching hospital referred to in subsection (1) is not a mental health hospital, the Advisory Committee shall consist of

    (a) a person nominated by the Senate;

    (b) a person well versed in hospital administration (not being a medical practitioner) nominated by the Minister;

    (c) a person nominated by the Faculty of Medicine of The University of Western Australia;

    (d) the Executive Director, Personal Health Services, in the department of the Public Service of the State principally assisting the Minister charged with the administration of the Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 2 or a person nominated by him; and

    (e) a medical practitioner nominated by the Minister.

    (4) The Advisory Committee shall, as soon as is practicable after receiving notification of the proposal from the Minister, consider the proposal and give to the Minister a written report of their advice on the proposal.

    (5) The Minister may request the advice of the appropriate Advisory Committee on any other matter related to the provisions or operations of this Act and thereupon the Committee shall consider the matter and give to the Minister a written report of their advice upon it.

    [Section 5 amended by No. 28 of 1984 s. 99; No. 21 of 1985 s. 5; No. 69 of 1996 s. 93.]



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