Murphy v Guardians of Carrick-on-Suir Union

CourtCircuit Court
Judgment Date01 January 1920
Date01 January 1920
Cir. Cas.,
Guardians of Carrick-on-Suir Union

Dispensary districts - extra medical assistance - Special contract with relieving officer - Poor Relief Acts, 1 2 Vict., c. 56 -10 11 Vict., c. 31; and 14 15 Vict., c. 68 -General Dispensary Regulations, 1899, Arts. 21-23.

The guardians of C. Union adopted a scale of fees for temporary medical officers under Arts. 22 and 23 of the Local Government Board Dispensary Regulations, 1899. During the illness of the medical officer of P. District, M. was engaged by the relieving officer to attend two urgent cases of poor and destitute persons at a fee of £2 2s. 0d. a case, and any similar urgent cases that should arise at the same fee. This arrangement was confirmed by the guardians, but refused sanction by the Local Government Board:—Held, that M.was not engaged as a...

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