asked the Minister of Health whether any conditions are imposed upon the licensee of a private asylum as to conditions under which patients are kept and the financial charges made while in the keeping of such asylums; and whether he proposes to take power to compel the licensees to submit their accounts to a Government Department for examination?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The conditions under which patients are treated in private institutions are examined by the Visiting Commissioners of the Board of Control, who have a duty to inquire, among other things, as to the fees paid. The Commissioners satisfy themselves that the fees paid are generally reasonable for the accommodation and treatment supplied. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.