1. “Motel or hotel” shall mean establishments distinguished as hotels, motels, bungalow colonies, or
any other establishment comparable or equivalent to any of those previously mentioned. The term shall not include those places or facilities not having the general characteristics
of a motel or hotel as that term is generally understood and the State Commissioner
of Health shall have the power to except from this article and the Sanitary Code a
place or facility that is not within the intent of this definition of a motel or hotel.
2. “Officer” shall mean the health commissioner of a city of fifty thousand population and over
or of a county or part-county health district, or the state district health officer,
in whose jurisdiction a hotel or motel is located or any county health director having
all the powers and duties prescribed in section three hundred fifty-two of this chapter.
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