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HEALTH ACT, 1947
Matters for which Provision may be made in Regulations for the Prevention of the Spread of Infectious Disease.
1. The requiring of registered medical practitioners and other persons to notify a medical officer of health of cases or suspected cases of a particular infectious disease or of probable sources of infection with an infectious disease coming under their notice and the prescribing of the manner in which and the time within which the notifications are to be given.
2. The requiring of adult persons to submit themselves, or the parents of children to submit such children, to examinations by registered medical practitioners to find out whether such adult persons or children are probable sources of infection and the requiring of such adult persons or parents to afford to such practitioners all reasonable facilities for such examinations, including the permission to take blood or other specimens for examinations or tests.
3. The requiring of adult persons to submit themselves, or the parents of children to submit such children, to specified measures in relation to the protection or immunisation of such adult persons or children against a particular infectious disease.
4. The requiring of adult persons to remain in their homes or the parents of children to keep the children in their homes and the requiring of such adult persons or parents to take in such homes precautions by way of isolation or otherwise against the spread of infection.
5. The requiring of adult persons to remain away from specified places or the parents of children to keep the children away from specified places.
6. The prohibition of parents of children suffering from infectious disease from sending the children to, or permitting them, to attend, school.
7. The restriction of the attendance at school of children who are probable sources of infection with infectious diseases, and the duty of parents to ensure compliance with the restrictions.
8. The furnishing by school managers of schools or colleges, at which cases of infectious diseases have occurred, of list of names and addresses of pupils or students.
9. Restrictions on the use of public conveyances by persons suffering from infectious disease.
10. The powers and duties of owners and persons in charge of public conveyances as regards persons conveyed therein who are probable sources of infection with infectious diseases.
11. The inspection of buildings and structures, vehicles, vessels and aircraft.
12. The compulsory cleansing, disinfection or disinfestation of persons, buildings, structures, vehicles, vessels, aircraft or articles and the compulsory destruction of rats.
13. The safe disposal or destruction of infected or dirty articles.
14. Precautions against infected food and drink.
15. Precautions against the spread of infection from animals.
16. The burial of the bodies of persons who have died from infectious disease and the custody and transport of such bodies before burial.
17. Restrictions on the holding of wakes.
18. The requiring of health authorities to provide medical services or institutional accommodation and treatment at the cost either of themselves or of the recipients as the regulations shall provide.
19. The requiring of health authorities to pay registered medical practitioners fees for notifications of cases or suspected cases of infectious disease.
20. Precautions against the spread of infectious disease from vessels or aircraft coming into or leaving the State or from passengers or crews of such vessels or aircraft, including:—
(a) duties to be performed by masters, pilots and other persons on board vessels or aircraft,
(b) the detention of vessels or aircraft or persons on board vessels or aircraft,
(c) the display of signals on, and the sending of messages by wireless telegraphy or otherwise from, vessels or aircraft having on board cases or suspected cases of infectious disease,
(d) the questions to be answered by masters, pilots and other persons on board vessels or aircraft which have put into port or landed as to cases or suspected cases of infectious disease on board during voyage or on arrival.
21. The giving to the public of information and advice with respect to infectious disease by advertisements, notices, pamphlets, lectures, radio, cinema exhibitions or any other means.
22. The definition for the purposes of the relevant regulations of a particular infectious disease in any suitable manner including, in particular, by reference to any stage of the disease.