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  192.150.  Interference a misdemeanor — duty of mayor and county commission. — When the owner or occupant of any building, residence, room in a hotel or dormitory or other place designated in the report or written statement contemplated by section 192.140, refuses to consent that the same be disinfected by the person designated by the city or county commission, report of that fact shall be made by such person to the mayor, if such person was appointed by the mayor, and to the county commission, if such person was appointed by said commission, and thereupon the mayor or the county commission shall have power and it shall be his or their duty, either by taking of testimony or a personal inspection of the place charged to be infected, to make an examination into the truth of the statements contained in said reports and determine whether said place is infected with an infectious or contagious disease, and if it is found to be so infected it shall be the duty of the mayor or of the county commission, as the case may be, by a written order of the mayor, and by an order spread upon its record if the county commission, to appoint some proper person to disinfect said place, designating in said order the building, residence, room in the hotel or dormitory or other place to be disinfected and said written order of the mayor, or a copy of said order of the county commission, under its seal, shall be furnished to said person and shall be his authority to enter upon said premises and to disinfect the same in a proper manner using such force as may be necessary to accomplish that purpose, proper regard being had for the rights of the owner or occupant of said premises and the beneficent purposes to be accomplished; and any needless interference by the owner or occupant of said premises or by any other person with the person so appointed, in the performance of the duties required of him by said order, shall be a misdemeanor, and shall be punished in the manner provided by law for interference with an officer in the performance of his duties.

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(RSMo 1939 § 9757)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9037; 1919 § 5793


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