TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-11
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

SECTION 23-11-1


§ 23-11-1 Diseases declared contagious – Exposure of another to infection.

Sexually transmitted diseases shall include, but not be limited to, syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum and other diseases that the director of health may by regulation determine to constitute a sexually transmitted disease. Sexually transmitted diseases are declared to be contagious, infectious, communicable, and dangerous to the public health. It shall be unlawful for anyone knowingly, while in the infectious condition with these diseases, or any of them, to expose another person to infection. Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100) or imprisoned for not more than three (3) months.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1921, ch. 2081, §§ 1, 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 163, §§ 1, 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 257, §§ 1, 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-11-1; P.L. 1967, ch. 58, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 246, § 2; P.L. 1986, ch. 436, § 2.)