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Rev. Stat.. c. 213

Section 23 amended

New section 24a

Preparation of sketches,

CHAPTER 84

An Act to amend The Union Hospital Act.

[Assented to February 9, 1922.]

IS Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

1. The Union Hospital Act is amended in the manner hereinafter set forth.

2. Section 23 is amended by striking out the words "Minister of Municipal Affairs" where they occur therein and substituting therefor the words "minister in charge of the Bureau of Public Health."

3. The following is inserted after section 24:

"24a. (1) When a hospital district has been formed estimates, etc. under Part II, the minister in charge of the Bureau of Public Health shall cause to be prepared pencil sketches of a suitable building or buildings, together with estimates of the cost of erection and of the equipment of the building for hospital purposes, and such other information as he may deem advisable, and shall forward the same to the hospital board.

Section 36 amended

"(2) On the acceptance of the sketches and estimates by the hospital board, the hospital board shall forward the same to the Local Government Board, together with an estimate of the cost of securing a site for the hospital, and the Local Government Board shall thereupon consider the statements of proposed expenditure as submitted, and may increase or decrease the amount as it deems expedient. It may fix the share of the estimated cost which shall be borne by each of the municipalities concerned and the amount so fixed shall be final and binding upon such municipalities.

"(3) The Local Government Board shall then report upon the matter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs."

4. (1) Subsection (1) of section 36 is amended by adding thereto the following: "and also such sums as may be required for current expenditure until the receipt of any moneys to which the hospital may be entitled by way of public aid under The Hospitals Act."

(2) Subsection (2) of the said section 36 is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

"(2) Such resolution shall regulate the amount to be borrowed and the rate of interest to be paid; and every such loan shall be repaid out of and shall be a first charge upon the moneys received from the various municipalities on account of such deficits or upon any moneys which the hospital may receive by way of public aid under The Hospitals Act, as the case may be, and may be secured by a promissory note or notes of the chairman and secretary treasurer given on behalf of the board."

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5. The provisions of section 40, as amended by section Section 40 4 of chapter 74 of the statutes of 1920, shall apply retrospectively to every lease of an existing hospital building and premises, whenever made, as if the section had always been expressed in its amended form.

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6. Section 43, as enacted by section 5 of chapter 74 of Section 43 the statutes of 1920, is amended by striking out the words "hospital board" where they occur in the tenth and eleventh lines and in the fifteenth line, and substituting therefor the word "municipality."

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7. Subsection (3) of section 44 is amended by striking Section 44 out the words "Minister of Municipal Affairs" in the third line and substituting therefor the words "minister in charge of the Bureau of Public Health."

8. Subsection (1) of section 45 is amended by changing Section 45 the expression "24" in the third line to "24a."

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9. Section 49 is amended by striking out the last four Section 49 lines.

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51a

10. The following section is inserted after section 51: New section "51a. The Controverted Municipal Elections Act shall, Controverted Municipal with the necessary modifications and so far as applicable, Elections Act apply to a poll taken under this part.

11. Subsection (3) of section 55 is repealed and the section 55 following substituted therefor:

"(3) The debentures shall be for such time as is determined by the Local Government Board, and may be either in form B or in form C in the schedule to this Act; and the debentures and the coupons thereto attached, when signed by the chairman and secretary treasurer of the hospital.board and the debentures signed and sealed by the Local Government Board, and in addition countersigned by the Minister of Municipal Affairs as herein

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New section 55a and 55b Debenture registered by minister

Debenture countersigned by minister

Section 57 amended

Section 59 amended

after provided, shall bind the hospital board and create a charge or lien upon all the property of the board and upon the hospital taxes."

12. The following sections are inserted after section 55: "55a. Every debenture before being issued by the board shall be sent for registration to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, who shall cause a proper record to be kept of the same.

"55b. (1) The minister shall thereupon, if satisfied that the requirements of this Act have been substantially complied with, register and countersign the debenture.

"(2) Such countersignature shall be conclusive evidence that all the formalities with respect to the loan and the issue of the debenture have been complied with, and the legality of the issue of such debenture shall be thereby conclusively established and its validity shall not be questioned in any court, but the same shall to the extent of the revenues of the board issuing it be a good and indefeasible security in the hands of any bona fide holder thereof."

13. Subsection (2) of section 57 is amended by inserting the word "capital" before "expenditure" in the first line.

14.-(1) Section 59 is amended by striking out the words "the Minister of Municipal Affairs" in the eleventh and twelfth lines and substituting the words "the minister in charge of the Bureau of Public Health."

(2) The said section 59 is further amended by adding thereto the following subsection:

"(2) If no poll is taken upon a scheme within one year after the date of the establishment of the district, the board shall estimate the amount of expenditure incurred for the various purposes mentioned in subsection (1) other than a poll, and shall make an apportionment as therein required, and the provisions of subsection (1) shall apply as in a case where a scheme is rejected."

(3) Section 59 shall apply retrospectively as if it had always been expressed in its present form; and where the period of one year mentioned in subsection (2) thereof has expired at the date when this Act comes into force, the board shall make the required estimate and apportionment within three months of that date.

(4) Where a scheme has been rejected prior to the date when this Act comes into force, the board shall include in the estimate referred to in subsection (1) of section 59 the amount of expenditure in connection with the preparation of a statement and of plans as required by section 24.

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15. Section 66 is amended by striking out the words Section 66 "Minister of Municipal Affairs" in the fifth line and substituting therefor the words "minister in charge of the Bureau of Public Health."

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16. Subsection (1) of section 67, as enacted by chapter Section 67 74 of the statutes of 1920, is amended by striking out the words "the minister" in the third line and substituting therefor the words "the minister in charge of the Bureau of Public Health."

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17. The schedule to the said Act is amended by adding Schedule thereto the following forms:

"FORM B.

"(Section 55)

"DEBENTURE.

"Province of Saskatchewan.

"$

"The

Debenture No.

Union Hospital Board of Saskat

chewan promises to pay to the bearer at the

at

the sum of

dollars of lawful

money of Canada, with interest at the rate of
per cent. per annum, the said payment to be made
annually in
equal payments of principal
and interest combined as specified in the coupons at-
tached hereto.

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dollars, being the instalment of principal

and interest due on that date on Debenture No.

issued by the said board.

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the sum of

dollars of equal consecu

at lawful money of Canada in tive annual instalments with interest at the rate of per centum per annum on the terms and in the amounts specified in the coupons attached hereto.

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