HC Deb 12 March 1913 vol 50 cc246-7W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether any regulations have been, or will be, published for the treatment of tuberculous patients under the National Insurance Act; and whether in any regulations the consent of the patient and also of the patient's doctor will be made obligatory before inoculation with tuberculin is resorted to?


No regulations have been published on the subject, but it is provided in Section 14 (2)(e) of the Act that no rule made by an insurance committee with regard to the administration of sanatorium benefit shall prescribe any penalty, nor shall any insured person be subject to any penalty, whether by suspension of benefit or otherwise, on account of the refusal by any such person to submit to inoculation of any kind.