Health and Safety

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

SECTION 23-11-3

§ 23-11-3. Compulsory treatment of infected persons.

The department of health is empowered to require persons who are in an infectious condition with a sexually transmitted disease to report for treatment to a licensed physician and to continue treatment until cured of his or her infectious condition. Any person suffering from any sexually transmitted disease while in the infectious and contagious stage of that disease who refuses to report for treatment, or who refuses to continue treatment, shall be isolated and treated until that person has been pronounced by a licensed physician to be noninfectious and no longer a danger to the public health.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1921, ch. 2081, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 163, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 257, § 4; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 180; G.L. 1956, § 23-11-3; P.L. 1986, ch. 246, § 2; P.L. 1986, ch. 436, § 2.)