Medicare Service Institution, Medicare Service Personnel, Offender, Violence,

tlll]plr ing Acl ofthe LegislativeAssembly of !he National
~opirrrl’Territory of Delhi received the asscnt of [he Lt.
r;olnn~rofDelhi on the20Lh October,2008and is hereby,
rub]ishcdfor gcncral information :-
qbcDclhiMcdicareServicc Pcrsonncl and Medicare
ScmiccInstiiutiors(Prcvcntion of Violcncc and
Damage toProperty)Acl, 2008
(Dclhi Act08 of2008)
!As passcd by the Legislalive Assembly of the Nat

An Act to prohibit violence against medicareservicc
pcrsirnucl and damage to prapcny irh mcdicare scrvicc
iain~fionsin the National Capilal Territory of Dcthi and
Tor mailers connect therervilh.or incidental rherelo.
BE it-enacted by thc Legislative Asscmbly of ~hc
~a~ioual cdpitaITerritojof Dell~iin the Fifty-ninrhYear of
[heRepublic ofIndia as follotvs :-
I. Short title, cxlent and commencement.-
(I) This Act may be catlcd the Delhi Uedicare Service
Prrsomcl and Medicare service Insritutions (PrcvenLion
otviolencc and Damase to Propcdy) Act, 2008.
(2) 1t cxlcnds lo the whole ofthe National Capita1
Tcrritory of Deb.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as rhe
Lieulcnant Governor of the National Capital Territory of
hlhimay, by nolilication in the oficialGazetlc appoinr.

  1. Definitions.-In this Act, unless the .context
    (a) “rnedicare service institution” mean institutions
    providing medicarr to people in any recognized
    system of medicine, on out patient or inpatieqt
    basis, which are undcr the control of the
    Governmcntof Delhi or the CentralGovemmenl
    or local bodies, medicare inslitutions run by
    autonomous bodies, clinics, private nursing
    hornedmd hospilals run by individules, rrusb,
    socict ies, companies, elc. and having racilities
    for diagnosis andor rrealment ofhesick, whwe
    pcrsons arc received and accommodated for thc
    purpose of diagnosis and Irealmenr ofsickness,
    injuryl or infmitywherher ofhdyor mind, ante;
    natal iindior post natal care, or anylhing
    connected lherewirh, and include a rnalernity
    home or convalesccnr home;
    @) “Delhi” means the Nalional Capital Tcrritory of
    (c) “Govemment~’ineans [he Lieutenant ~ov&or
    of [he National CapiraI Terrirry of Delhi
    appointed by the President under Anicle 239
    and drsignntcd as such undcr Article239AA of
    (d) “medicare service personnel” in relation to ;1
    medicare service instirution shall include,-
    (i) regis~credlncdical practioners;
    (ii) rcgisrrrcd nurscs, nursingaids, midwives:
    (iii) para medical ~vorkcfi,a!iihulatlcc sewicc
    providers. al~dd iagnustic serviccs
    (iv) any othcr pcrsomel whu are ~rvrkingin
    rl~epren~isesfor ~hcpurposc of ~mining,
    srudies, c~c.;
    [c) “~~fikndcr”mcans any persun \vho either by
    biu~si-ITorasamernberorasa leaderofagroup
    ofpcrsons or organization comniits or attempts
    (O coinniit ar abels or i~lcitcs[he commissionof
    vialcncc undcr [his Act;
    (I) “violcncc” incan activilies of causing any harm
    or injury or cndangcring life, or intimidation,
    obsrructionor hindranceto any rnedicareservice
    pcrsonncl in discl~argeofduly in d~cmcdicarr
    servicebstitutio~.tor dmna~eto propem in sucl:
  2. Prohibition aTviolcncc.-Any act medicare of
    violcncc against service personnel or damage ro properp
    in a mcdicare service instihiion is hereby prohibited.
  3. Pcnality.-Any offendepwhoco~nrnitsany act in
    contravention of section 3, shall bc punished with
    imprisonment for a term which may cxtcnd to three years,
    or with fine which may exlend to Icn thousand rupees, or
    with both.
  4. Offenccs to bc cognizabe and non-bailable.-
    Nolwilhstanding anythingcontainedin Lhc CodeoiCriminal
    Procedure, 1973 (2 of 19741, anyoKcncc committed under
    Section3, shall be cognizable and non-bailable.
  5. Authority lofilc compIaint-The IIead ofthe
    niedicarc servicc institution ivhcre the offence ha been
    comrnirred, or his authorized rcpmscntative shall have the
    powcr lo nlnkc 3 co~llplair~tundcr this Act with [hc law
    cnforcing agency.
  6. Court compctcnd to ttyand take cognizsnce of
    offences.-(I) No court other than rhe court of a.

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