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Public Health (Tuberculosis) Act 1921

From May 1921, the Public Health (Tuberculosis) Act 1921 obliged county and county borough councils to provide sanatoria, care and after-care services for tuberculosis patients.

The provision of treatment for these patients had previously been the duty of the Health Insurance committee. Councils were also required to remove infectious patients to hospital.

This law was later included in the provisions of the Public Health Act of 1936.


Hasluck EL.
Local government in England.
2nd edn.
Cambridge University Press; 1948.