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dysentery, diphtheria, epidemic or septic sore throat, measles, scarlet fever, poliomyelitis, acute anterior (infantile paralysis), or typhoid fever, shall handle food or food products intended for sale. No waiter, waitress, cook, or other employee of a boarding house, hotel, restaurant, or other place where food is served, who is affected with any communicable disease, shall prepare, serve, or handle food for others in any manner whatsoever. No waiter, waitress, cook, or other employee of a boarding house, hotel, restaurant, or other place where food is served, who lodges or visits in a household where he comes in contact with any person affected with bacillary dysentery, diphtheria, epidemic or septic sore throat, measles, scarlet fever, poliomyelitis, acute anterior (infantile paralysis), or typhoid fever, shall prepare, serve or handle food for others in any manner whatsoever. Regulations 29-b, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39 took effect June 1, 1917. Regulation 42-b. Duties of registrars and health officers when deaths from communicable diseases are reported. 1. It shall be the duty of the local registrar of vital statistics whenever a certificate of death from a communicable disease has been filed with him to immediately report to the health officer the name, age and address of the deceased, together with the disease, and the name of the physician who has filed such certificate. 2. It shall be the duty of every health officer upon receiving such notice to ascertain immediately whether such person has been reported during life with such communicable disease. 3. It shall be the duty of every health officer if he ascertains that a physician has failed to report a case of communicable disease, to inform the physician of his failure to conform with the sanitary code, and to report to the state department of health the name of every physician failing to report cases of communicable disease. This regulation took effect June 1, 1917.
Chapter WTT was amended, by adding thereto four new sections, to be known as regulations 10, 11, 12 and 13, and to read as
follows: Regulation Io. Declaration of cantonment zones. The state commissioner of health may from time to time declare such territory as he deems necessary in the neighborhood of a military or naval camp or cantonment a health zone, and he may from time to time change the limits of or abolish such Zone. Regulation II. Permits required to sell food and beverages in all health zones. Whenever the state commissioner of health has declared any territory to be a health Zone, as provided for in regulation ten of this chapter, thereafter and so long as such declaration remains in effect no person shall establish or maintain any place for the sale of food or drink intended for human consumption, unless such person shall first have secured from the health officer, in whose jurisdiction the place is situated, a written permit so to do. Such permit shall not be issued unless, after an inspection, the health officer has satisfied himself that the place is maintained under sanitary conditions. Such permit, unless revoked, shall be granted for one year from the date of its issuance and shall be conspicuously displayed in the place for which it was issued. Such permits are not transferable. Regulation I2. Monthly inspections by health officers. All places for which such permits are issued shall be inspected at least once in each month by the health officer. Regulation 13. Revocation of permit. Any permit so issued may be revoked for cause either by the local health officer of the state commissioner of health, after giving the person holding the permit an opportunity for a hearing. Regulation 10, 11, 12 and 13 took effect November 5, 1917. Regulations 5 and 8 of chapter IV were amended to read as follows: Regulation 5. Qualifications required for applicant for license on and after the first day of January. Ig|5. On and after the first day of January, 1915, every applicant for a license to practice midwifery must possess the following qualifications:
(a) Be not less than twenty-one years of age;
(b) Be able to read and write, provided that in cases of persons of foreign birth who have extended experience or in other exceptional circumstances this requirement may be waived by the public health council;
(c) Be clean and constantly show evidence, in general appearance of habits of cleanliness;
(d) Either— (1) possess a diploma from a recognized School for midwifes; or (2) have attended, under the instruction of a duly licensed and registered physician, not less than fifteen cases of labor and have had the care of at least fifteen mothers and newborn infants during lying-in periods of at least ten days each, and shall present a written statement from said physician or physicians that she has received such instruction in said fifteen cases with the name, date and address of each case, and that she is reasonably skillful and competent; or (3) present other evidence satisfactory to the state commissioner of health of her qualifications, and (e) Present evidence satisfactory to the state commissioner of health of good moral character, vouched for by at least two reputable citizens.
Regulation 8. Unless revoked, every license to practice midwifery issued by the commissioner of health on or after the first day of January, 1918 shall permit the holder thereof to practice midwifery only during the current calendar year in which such license is issued.
Regulation 5 as amended took effect January 2, 1918 and regulation 8 on December 1, 1917.
The sanitary code was further amended by adding a new chapter IX which reads as follows:
Regulation I. Sale of antipneumococcus and antimengococcus serum regulated. No serum for the treatment of pneumonia or of meningitis shall be sold or offered for sale in the state of New York unless each package is accompanied by a label or circular on which is stated the potency of the serum as tested by the methods established by the rules and regulations of the state commissioner of health; and no such serum shall be sold or offered for sale the potency of which does not equal or exceed the minimum fixed in such rules or regulations.
This regulation takes effect February 15, 1918.
Regulation I. Definitions. Unless otherwise specifically provided herein, the following words and terms used in these regulations are defined for the purposes hereof as follows: (1) The term “communicable disease” means such communicable disease as may be designated in regulation one of chapter two of the sanitary code of the state or in regulation one of chapter three of these regulations. Provided, however, that none of these regulations shall apply to or include chancroid, gonorrhoea or syphilis unless such disease is specifically mentioned in such regulation. (2) The term “municipality” means and includes a city, town, village or consolidated health district. (3) The term “board of health’’ or “local board of health’’ means and includes the board of health of theo (4) The term “sanitary code” means the sanitary code of the state of New York adopted by the public health council pursuant to law. Regulation 2. Construction of regulations. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to limit or abridge the power conferred upon this board to make other orders and regulations, either general or particular, so long as such orders and regulations do not conflict with the provisions of any law or the provisions of the sanitary code, but if such orders and regulations, hereafter enacted, conflict with or are inconsistent with the provisions of these regulations they shall be deemed, insofar as necessary, to supersede these regulations. Regulation 3. Penalty for violations. Every violation of, or failure to comply with, any of the provisions of these regulations shall be punishable by a penalty not to exceed one hundred dollars for a single such violation or failure. This penalty shall be deemed to be in addition to any other penalty or punishment provided for by law or by the provisions of the sanitary code.
* Name of municipality to be inserted.
CHAPTER II Health Officer Regulation I. Appointment and qualifications of health officer. The health officer shall be appointed by this board as provided for by law. No person shall be appointed health officer unless he has the qualifications prescribed by the public health council, or unless he has been duly exempted from such qualifications by the public health council. Regulation 2. Powers and duties of health officer. The health officer shall be the executive officer of this board. He shall have all the powers conferred upon health officers by the public health law, or other law or laws of the state, and by the sanitary code. He shall execute and comply with all of the provisions of law, of the sanitary code and of these regulations. He shall further execute and comply with all orders of this board and of the state department of health.
Regulation I. Communicable diseases designated. For the purpose of this code, the term communicable disease shall be held to include the following diseases, which are hereby declared to be communicable through the conveyance of the infective organisms:
Diphtheria (membranous croup)
Dysentery, amoebic and bacillary
Epidemic or cerebrospinal meningitis
Epidemic or streptococcus (septic) sore throat
Ophthalmia neonatorum (suppurative conjunctivitis of the newborn)