CHAPTER 96
INFECTIOUS DISEASES ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Definitions.

PART II
NOTIFICATION

   3.   Notification of disease.

PART III
ISOLATION

   4.   Restriction on movement of person with infectious disease.

   5.   Person with infectious disease may be moved to hospital.

   6.   Contacts.

   7.   Persons in segregation camp to find their own food.

   8.   No person to enter or leave hospital, etc., without leave.

PART IV
INSPECTION AND PREVENTION

   9.   Inspection of premises.

   10.   Medical Officer of Health may require premises to be disinfected.

   11.   Power to prevent spread.

   12.   Infected articles not to be removed without disinfection.

   13.   Bodies of persons dying of infectious disease.

   14.   Burial of persons dying of infectious disease.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   15.   Compensation to be made for any damage sustained.

   16.   Amount of damage, in event of dispute, to be settled by arbitration.

   17.   Rules.

   18.   Penalties.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 96
THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES ACT

An Act to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and to define the nature of illnesses which require notification to medical authorities, and to take power to declare infected areas and to regulate the entry of persons into and their exit from such areas.

[1st May, 1921]

Ords. Nos.
3 of 1920
35 of 1935
46 of 1935
19 of 1957
[R.L. Cap. 96]
G.Ns. Nos.
478 of 1962
102 of 1963

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Infectious Diseases Act.

2.   Definitions Ords. Nos. 36 of 1935 s. 2; 19 of 1957 s. 2; G.Ns. Nos. 478 of 1962; 102 of 1963">

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "infected area" means any area or place in which there is, or has recently been, an occurrence, of infectious disease, and which has been declared by the Minister by order published in the Gazette to be an infected area for the purposes of this Act;

   "infectious diseases" means the several diseases set forth in the Schedule to this Act;

   "Medical Officer of Health" means–

   (a)   the Director of Medical Services or any duly qualified medical practitioner in the service of the Government authorised by the Minister to act as Medical Officer of Health in any area; and

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