Health and Safety


SECTION 23-10-1

§ 23-10-1. Report of tubercular cases by state institutions.

The superintendent or other person in charge or control of any hospital, school, reformatory, or other institution, deriving the whole or any part of its support from the public funds of the state, having in charge or under its care or custody any person or persons suffering with tuberculosis, shall, within forty-eight (48) hours after recognition of that disease, make or cause to be made in the manner and form prescribed by the state department of health a record of the name, age, sex, color, race, occupation, social condition, and residence of the person or persons, so affected, together with any other appropriate information that may be demanded by the state department of health. That information shall be furnished on blanks supplied by the state department of health, and that information shall be forwarded each week to the office of the director of health, on those blanks. Any superintendent, or any other person, charged with any duty under this section who shall fail or refuse to comply with the requirements of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 96, § 11; P.L. 1909, ch. 386, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 153, § 11; G.L. 1938, ch. 255, § 9; P.L. 1939, ch. 713, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-10-1.)