Person NameFordoun Local Authority under the Public Health Act; Kincardineshire
ActivityThe Public Health (Scotland) Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict., c.101) permitted local authorities (burgh councils and parochial boards) to appoint medical officers of health and to levy a general rate on householders for public health purposes. Only a few local authorities appointed full-time medical officers of health, however, but several set up public health committees or boards to regulate provisions to safeguard public health, including medical and sanitary matters. The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict., c.50) made it compulsory for county councils to appoint county medical officers of health in order to monitor and oversee the provision of improvements in the health of the county. Shortly afterwards the same requirement was extended to burghs (Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892 (55 & 56 Vict., c.55).
Corporate NameFordoun Local Authority under the Public Health Act
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