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Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944

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3Industrial rehabilitation courses

(1)The Minister may with the approval of the Treasury provide, or make arrangements for the provision by other persons of, such facilities as are mentioned in this section (in this Act referred to as " industrial rehabilitation courses ") for disabled persons, not being under the age of sixteen years, who, by reason of unfitness arising from their injury, disease or deformity, are in need of such facilities in order to render them fit for undertaking employment, or work on their own account, of a kind in which they were engaged before they became disabled or of some other kind suited to their age, experience and qualifications, or for making use of a vocational training course.

(2)The facilities which may be provided under this section shall consist of facilities whereby such persons may, under adequate medical supervision and under circumstances conducive to the restoration of fitness, obtain physical training, exercise, and occupation conducive to the restoration thereof, and such other incidental facilities as may appear to the Minister to be requisite for enabling persons attending an industrial rehabilitation course to obtain the full benefit thereof.

(3)Where the Minister makes arrangements under this section for the provision of an industrial rehabilitation course by other persons, he may defray or contribute towards the cost incurred by those persons of the provision of the facilities.

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