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Health Act 1937

Queensland Parliamentary Counsel Country Resources General Health Legislation Queensland 1 July 1937 Legislation/regulation advocacy, prevention, public health

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The Health Act of 1937 consolidated ten previous Acts dealing with public health.
The Director-General of Health, appointed by the Governor in Council and who must be a medical practitioner, was authorized to administer the Act. Also, the Director-General of Health was empowered to issue orders and give directions, to safe-guard the health and well-being of the public.

The purpose of the Health Act 1937 is to preserve and enhance the standards of public health in Queensland and to protect the public interest in terms of public health. A number of diseases were deemed to be notifiable; leprosy being one of them.

The full title of this act was "An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Laws Relating to Public Health"


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