Pennsylvania Statutes Title 53 P.S. Municipal and Quasi-Municipal Corporations § 56605. Duties of health officer

It shall be the duty of the health officer to attend all stated and special meetings of the board of health, and at all times be ready and available for the prompt performance of his official duties.  He shall placard and quarantine all premises upon which cases of communicable disease exist, which have been reported to the board of health or of which he or the board of health may have knowledge, which are required by law or by regulation of the State Department of Health to be placarded and quarantined;  and shall disinfect such premises upon the expiration of the quarantine period and the recovery of the last person therein suffering from such disease.  He shall serve written notice on teachers and persons in charge of public, parochial, Sunday, and other schools, requiring the exclusion from school of children who are suffering from or who reside in the same premises with other persons who are suffering from communicable diseases;  shall make sanitary inspections;  shall execute the orders of the board of health;  and shall, in the performance of his duties, have the power and authority of a township police officer.

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