Current through Register Vol. XXXVIII, No. 51, December 23, 2021
21.1. The authority to implement and
terminate quarantine or placarding to prevent spread of a communicable disease
or to protect the public from other health hazards rests with the Commissioner.
This authority extends to local health officers when they are following
protocols established by the Commissioner for management of reportable diseases
and conditions, or established following consultation with the Commissioner for
these or other health risks.
When an individual or a group of individuals is suffering from a communicable
disease for which isolation is required for the control of the disease, the
local health officer may initiate and terminate the necessary isolation, unless
the person is in a hospital, nursing home, or other institution. In these
cases, the attending physician or other responsible health care provider within
the institution shall assume responsibility for isolation and its
21.3. No person shall
interfere with or obstruct any local health officer in the posting of any
placard used to prevent transmission of a communicable disease or exposure to
another health hazard. In addition, no person shall conceal, mutilate or remove
any placard, except by permission of the local health officer.
21.4. In the event a placard is concealed,
mutilated or torn down, the occupant or, if there is no occupant, the owner of
the premises where the placard was posted shall notify the local health officer
of the fact immediately upon discovery.