Legislation established the Local Government Board, to administrate the Poor Law and the public health work of the medical department of the Privy Council.
Legislation established sanitary authorities in both urban and rural areas, and medical officers to plan for the prevention of infectious diseases.
Legislation consolidated previous public health acts made during the 19th century. These reforms set a framework for the next 50 years in public health.
20 August 1883
Legislation gave the Metropolitan Asylums Board (MAB) additional powers to tackle infectious diseases and removed civil rights from people admitted to an MAB hospital.
Legislation removed the link between the Poor Law and medical assistance, so that people receiving medical assistance no longer faced the stigmatism of pauperism.
30 August 1889
Legislation introduced compulsory notification of infectious diseases in London districts and urban, rural and port sanitary districts.
A consolidating Act of previous legislative provisions relating to the removal of nuisances, sanitary measures and public health in London.
Following their review of the system of poor relief provision and unemployment, the commissioners were split and released two reports.
Growing concern about the rise in infant mortality led to the Education (Provision of Meals) Act 1906 and the Education (administrative provisions) Act 1907.
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