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Tasmania - Legislation

The Public Health Amendment Act 1910 (1910 - 1935)

Amending Act

The Public Health Amendment Act 1910 also known by its full title 'An Act to amend "The Public Health Act, 1903"' (Act no. 1 Geo. V No.56) legislated for the recuperation of cost of treating persons admitted to hospitals for treatment of infectious diseases by local authorities as well as the removal of a person with an infectious disease to a hospital, if a written recommendation to do so is provided by a registered medical practitioner. This amendment also empowered the Governor to make regulations and set aside funds to provide courses in 'Hygiene' for women as well as the care of infants and children. This legislation was repealed in 1935 by The Public Health Act 1935 (Act no. 26 Geo V. No.43).

Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels