Quarantine Isolation Statutes

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Ark. Stat. Ann. Code § 20-15-710 (1963)

Penalties. For those under mandated treatment for tuberculosis, disorderly conduct can be punished with confinement up to six months and those who leave or attempt to leave without being discharged are guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by confinement of six to12 months.

Wyo. Stat § 35-4-104

In case of the existence of any infectious or contagious disease, including venereal diseases, that is a menace to public health, or of any epidemic of any such disease, the state health officer may, if he deems proper, proceed to the locality where such disease exists, and make such investigation as is necessary to ascertain the cause therefor, and in case of quarantine established by the county health officer, the state health officer shall have power after close personal inspection, to modify or abrogate any or all quarantine regulations after the same have been established.

Ga. Code § 31-12-3 (2014)

Police Power and Limitations. Those ordered into quarantine or isolation shall have access to legal representation and can challenge that order in court.

Miss. Code Ann. § 41-23-5 (2013)

Authority. The state department of health shall have the authority to investigate and control the causes of epidemic, infectious and other disease affecting the public health, including the authority to establish, maintain and enforce isolation and quarantine, and in pursuance thereof, to exercise such physical control over property and individuals as the department may find necessary for the protection of the public health.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-9-201 et. seq.

The commissioner and all state, district, county or municipal health officers are authorized, directed and empowered to implement control measures that are reasonable and necessary to prevent the introduction, transmissionand spread of tuberculosis in this state.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-2-609

The county health officer is empowered to order the quarantine of any place or person if the county health officer finds that such control is necessary to protect the public health from an epidemic.

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-1-517 (2008)

Penalties. Anyone who violates or fails to comply with a quarantine order for tuberculosis is guilty of a misdemeanor and can be forced to comply.

Ga. Code § 31-3-2.1 (2014)

Penalties. Violation of rules or regulations related to quarantine powers shall be declared a nuisance or a misdemeanor, as determined by the county governing authority establishing the rule.

Del. Code Ann. Tit. 16 §505 (2002)

Penalties. Anyone who violates the provisions of a quarantine order or obstructs those tasked with carrying it out shall be fined no more than $1,000 and/or imprisoned for no more than a year.

Miss. Code Ann. § 41-23-1, 41-23-2

Penalties. Failure by a medical professional to report a communicable disease is grounds for loss of medical license. Any person who shall knowingly and willfully violate the lawful order of the county, district or state health officer where that person is afflicted with a life-threatening communicable disease or the causative agent thereof shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not more than five years, or by both.