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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 199

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  199.180.  Local health agency may institute proceedings for commitment — emergency temporary commitment permitted, when. — 1.  A person found to have tuberculosis shall follow the instructions of the local public health authority or the department, shall obtain the required treatment, and shall minimize the risk of infecting others with tuberculosis.

  2.  When a person with active tuberculosis, or a person who is a potential transmitter, violates the rules, regulations, instructions, or orders promulgated by the department of health and senior services or the local public health authority, and is thereby conducting himself or herself so as to expose other persons to danger of tuberculosis, after having been directed by the local public health authority to comply with such rules, regulations, instructions, or orders, the local public health authority may institute proceedings by petition for DOT or commitment, returnable to the circuit court of the county in which such person resides, or if the person be a nonresident or has no fixed place of abode, then in the county in which the person is found.  Strictness of pleading shall not be required and a general allegation that the public health requires DOT or commitment of the person named therein shall be sufficient.

  3.  If the public health authority determines that a person with active tuberculosis, or a person who is a potential transmitter, poses an immediate threat by conducting himself or herself so as to expose other persons to an immediate danger of tuberculosis, the public health authority may file an ex parte petition for emergency temporary commitment pursuant to subsection 5 of section 199.200.

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(L. 1961 p. 518 § 2, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1739 merged with S.B. 742, A.L. 1999 H.B. 721 merged with S.B. 261, A.L. 2001 S.B. 266, A.L. 2013 S.B. 197)


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