Pennsylvania Statutes Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety § 521.16. Rules and regulations

(a) The Board may issue rules and regulations with regard to the following:

(1) the communicable and non-communicable diseases, which are to be reportable;

(2) the methods of reporting of diseases, the contents of reports and the health authorities to whom diseases are to be reported;

(3) the communicable diseases which are to be subject to isolation, quarantine, or other control measures;

(4) the duration of the periods of isolation and quarantine;

(5) the enforcement of isolation, quarantine and other control measures;

(6) the immunization and vaccination of persons and animals;

(7) the prevention and control of disease in public and private schools;

(8) the regulation of carriers;

(9) the advertisement of treatment, prophylaxis, diagnosis, and cure of venereal diseases and the information which physicians must convey to persons being treated for a venereal disease in a communicable stage;

(10) Repealed by 1957, July 5, P.L. 495, § 2.

(11) the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases;  and

(12) any other matters it may deem advisable for the prevention and control of disease and for carrying out the provisions and purposes of this act.

(b) The Secretary shall, from time to time, review the rules and regulations and make recommendations to the Board for any changes which he deems advisable.

(c) Municipalities which have boards or departments of health or county departments of health may enact ordinances or issue rules and regulations relating to disease prevention and control, which are not less strict than the provisions of this act or the rules and regulations issued thereunder by the board.  Local ordinances, rules or regulations relating to disease prevention and control, which are in effect on the effective date of this act, shall not be deemed to be repealed, unless they are less strict than the provisions of this act or the rules and regulations issued thereunder by the board.


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