1. The administrative officer or person in charge of every institution in this state
operated for the express purpose of receiving or caring for dependent, neglected or
destitute children or juvenile delinquents, except hospitals, upon receiving a child
therein, by commitment or otherwise, shall, before permitting such child to contact
with other children, cause inquiry to be made concerning the presence or recent exposure
of such child to a communicable disease.
2. If, on the basis of such inquiry, there is reason to suspect that such child may
be ill or recently exposed to a communicable disease, such child shall not be permitted
to contact other children until so authorized by the regular physician of the institution. A record of the results of all such inquiries and examinations shall be kept on
file in the institution.
3. A thorough medical examination shall be performed on all children either immediately
prior to admission to the institution or shortly thereafter.
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