Tuberculosis Act 1948

  • repealed
  • Tuberculosis Act 1948: repealed, on 4 January 2017, by section 15 of the Health (Protection) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 35).

Reprint as at 4 January 2017

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Tuberculosis Act 1948

Public Act
1948 No 36
Date of assent
12 November 1948
see section 1(2)

Tuberculosis Act 1948: repealed, on 4 January 2017, by section 15 of the Health (Protection) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 35).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health.


1Short Title and commencement
3Duty of medical practitioners to give notice of tuberculosis
4Notification of intended discharge of tuberculous person from institution
5Duty of master of ship in harbour as to tuberculosis
6Registrar to notify medical officer of health of death of person affected with tuberculosis [Repealed]
7Duties and powers of medical officers of health
8Power of entry in certain cases
9Power, in certain cases, to require medical examinations
10Power, in certain cases, to give directions as to precautions necessary to prevent spread of infection
11Provision by Hospital Boards for purposes of this Act [Repealed]
12Duty of Board to make bylaws as to certain matters, if required [Repealed]
13Duty of Board to inform tuberculous patients of precautions necessary to prevent spread of infection [Repealed]
14Duty of Board to furnish prescribed information [Repealed]
15Additional powers of Minister
16Provision for isolation, in certain cases, of persons likely to spread infection
17Appeal against order or decision under section 16
18Provision of accommodation for purposes of section 16 [Repealed]
19Tuberculosis not to be deemed an infectious or notifiable disease under the Health Act 1956
20Vocational guidance
21Vocational training and industrial rehabilitation courses
22Provision of special accommodation for tuberculous persons
23Right to compensation of certain workers contracting tuberculosis
24Protection from civil or criminal liability of persons acting under authority of this Act
25Obstruction of officers and authorised persons
26General penalty for offences
27Offences punishable summarily [Repealed]
28Service of notices
29Moneys to be appropriated by Parliament for purposes of this Act
Reprint notes

An Act to make better provision for the treatment, care, and assistance of persons suffering or having suffered from tuberculosis, and for preventing the spread of tuberculosis