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board of health.
HEALTH IN THE CITY OF NEW-YORK.
sioners of health.
or and Commissioners of Health.
2. Its duty in the prevention of diseases.
15. Commissioners must communicate to board of health all reports and information. Power of the S 1. The board of health shall have power,
1. To appoint from time to time so many health wardens and other officers to carry into effect the provisions of this Title, and the rules and regulations of the board, as they may deem necessary :
2. To authorize such officers, at such times as the board shall think fit, to enter into and examine in the day time, all buildings, lots and places of every description, within the city, and to ascertain and report to the board the condition thereof, so far as the public health may be affected thereby :
3. To give all such directions and adopt all such measures, as in their judgment may be necessary, for cleansing and purifying all such buildings, lots and other places; and to do or cause to be done every thing in relation thereto, which in their opinion may be proper to preserve the health of the city :
4. To cause any avenue, street, alley or other passage whatever, to be fenced up, or otherwise enclosed, if they shall think the public safety to require it, and to adopt suitable measures for preventing all persons from going to any part of the city so enclosed.
$ 2. It shall be the duty of the board of health,
1. To adopt prompt measures to prevent the spreading of a contagious disease, when it shall appear to them by a report of the resident physician or health commissioner, or of a consulting physician, that any person within the city is afflicted with a disease of that character :
2. To forbid and prevent all communications with the house or family so infected, except by means of physicians, nurses or messengers, to carry the necessary advice, medicines and provisions to the afflicted :
3. To adopt such measures for preventing all communication, between any part of the city infected with a fever of a malignant or contagious character, and all other parts of the city, as shall be prompt and effectual: and,
4. To exercise all such other powers, whenever a contagious dis- ART. 2. ease shall appear in the city, as in their judgment the circumstances of the case and the public good shall require.
$ 3. The board of health, or the mayor and commissioners of health, Putrid artiwhen they shall judge it necessary, may cause any cargo or part of be destroyeci a cargo, or any matter or thing, within the city, that may be putrid or otherwise dangerous to the public health, to be destroyed or removed; such removal, when ordered, shall be to the quarantine ground, or such other place as the board of health shall direct.
$ 4. The board of health, the mayor or either of the commissioners Persons to be of health, may send to the marine hospital, or such other place as the marine in board of health shall direct, all persons in the city, not residents there-Pie of, who shall be sick of any malignant or contagious fever.
$ 5. It shall be the duty of the commissioners of health, from time Reporte to time, to communicate to the president of the board of health all reports that shall be made to them, or either of them, under the provisions of this Chapter; and it shall be the further duty of the commissioners, and of each of them, so to communicate all information in their power, that may better enable the board of health to preserve the health of the city.
sent to the marine ho pitul.
board of * health.
7. Do. of keepers of boarding-houses.
9. Do. of commissioners of health and consulting physicians. $ 6. It shall be the duty of each practising physician in the city of Physicians. New-York,
1. To make a report in writing to the mayor, the board of health, or either of the commissioners of health, of every patient he shall have labouring under yellow, bilious-malignant or other pestilential or infectious fever, between the thirty-first day of May and the first day of November in any year, and within twenty-four hours after he shall ascertain or suspect the nature of the disease :
2. To report, if so directed by the board of health, every patient he shall have between the same days, labouring under fever of any description, and to state in his report, the specific name and type of such fever:
3. To report, when required by the board of health, the death of any of his patients who shall have died of fever, within forty-eight hours after such death shall have occured, and to state in such report, the specific name and type of such fever.
$ 7. Every person keeping a boarding or lodging-house in the city Keopers of of New York, between the days mentioned in the preceding section, houses.
TITLE 2. shall report in writing, to the mayor, the board of health, or either of
the health commissioners, the name of every seafaring man, boarder, or passenger by sea, who shall be sick in his house with fever, within twelve hours after each case of sickness shall have occurred.
Masters, &c. S 8. Every master, owner or consignee of a vessel lying at a wharf,
or in the harbour of the city of New-York, shall make a like report, and within the same period of the name of every sick person on board such vessel; and no such person shall be removed therefrom, without a written permit for that purpose from the mayor, the board, or one
of the commissioners of health. Proceedings S 9. It shall be the duty of each commissioner of health and of each for neglect.
consulting physician, to make an immediate report to the board of health, of the name of every practising physician by whom he shall have reason to believe the provisions of the sixth section of this Title have been violated ; and if any such commissioner or consulting physician shall neglect or refuse to perform this duty, the board of health shall suspend him from his office.
Prohibitions and Penalties.
Sec. 10. Respecting salted provisions.
11. Relative to pickled beef, &c.
Salted provi: S 10. No salted provisions shall be packed or repacked at any sea
son of the year, in that part of the city of New-York, lying south of a line drawn from the Hudson river through the centre of Canal-street to Sullivan-street, through Sullivan-street to Grand-street, through Grand-street to Walnut-street, and through Walnut-street to the East river.
S 11. From the first day of May to the first day of October in any year, no salted or pickled beef, pork or fish, except smoked beef, and fish, shall be deposited in the city, south of the line above described.
S 12. The last preceding section shall not be construed to prevent retail grocers or other small dealers from keeping on hand, for the use of their customers, small quantities, not exceeding five barrels of each
kind of the provisions therein mentioned, if the provisions so kept be ART. 3, sound and in good order.
S 13. All salted or pickled provisions, and all hides, skins and cot- To be reportton, that shall remain deposited in the city, south of the line described ed. in the tenth section of this Title, on the first day of June in any year, shall be reported by the owner or person having charge thereof, to the mayor, the board, or one of the commissioners of health, that the same may be examined, and if necessary, destroyed or removed.
S 14. If such articles, when ordered to be removed by the board of How removhealth, shall not be forthwith removed by the owner or person having ® charge thereof, the board of health shall cause them to be removed to some safe place, there to remain at the risk of the owner.
S 15. The expense of the removal and subsequent storage of such Expenses. . articles, shall be borne by the owner or person having charge thereof when removed, and if paid in the first instance by the board of health, may be recovered by them in an action against such owner or bailee, or if payment of such expenses be refused by the owner or bailee, the board may cause such articles to be sold, and account for the proceeds, deducting such expenses and the costs of sale.
S 16. Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to ex- Exceptions. tend to provisions exposed for sale by butchers in the public markets, or kept by the heads of families for family use.
S 17. Every person who shall refuse or neglect to obey the di- Penaltics. rections of this Article, or of the board of health, pursuant thereto, in relation to the provisions and other articles above mentioned, shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be fined for each offence in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six months.
S 18. No rags, hides or skins, arriving in the port of New York, Raga, hidea between the thirty-first day of May and the first day of October in any man hebino in year, shall be taken to any place in the city, south of a line beginning bounded at Spring-street on the North river; thence along that street to the Bowery ; thence down the Bowery to Grand-street; and thence through Grand-street to Walnut-street; and thence through Walnutstreet to the East river; and all such articles brought into the city contrary to the above provision, may be seized and sold by the com-. missioners of health, for the use of the marine hospital.
$ 19. The board of health or the mayor and commissioners of Bxceptions. health, may however permit sound hides and skins to be brought into the city, south of the line last described, in small quantities, and for the purpose of immediate manufacture, but not otherwise.
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TITLE 4 20. It shall be the duty of the master and owner of every vessel
that shall have brought cotton into the city, between the first day of Opius to be May and the first day of November, in any year, and of the owner
and consignee of such cotton, if upon examination, it shall appear damaged or otherwise unsound, to make an immediate report thereof to
the mayor and commissioners of health. Penalty for $21. Every master or owner or consignee, refusing or neglecting
to perform the duties so enjoined, shall, for each offence, forfeit to the
commissioners of health, the sum of five hundred dollars. Disobeying S 22. Every person who shall violate any order or direction of the board of board of health, made or given in the exercise of the powers vested
in them by the first and second sections of this Title, shall be consi
dered guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment. Penalty on S 23. Every practising physician, who shall refuse or neglect to
perform the duties enjoined on him in the sixth section of this Title, shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall forfeit for each offence, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be sued for and recovered by the board of health.
S 24. Every keeper of a boarding or lodging-house, and every master, owner or consignee of a vessel, who shall refuse or neglect to obey the directions of the seventh and eighth sections of this Title, shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined, for each offence, in a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six months.
order of board of health
Penalty oa keepers of boarding. houses.
OF THE MARINE HOSPITAL AND ITS FUNDS.
2. Commissioners have the superintendence ; health officer, physician
of present balance.
Hospital by whom held.