Quarantine Isolation Statutes

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Md. Ann. § Code 18-907

Police Power & Limitations. Individuals should be informed of quarantine directivethrough best means available and have a hearing to contest the directive.

Del. Code Ann. Tit. 16 §506

Police Power and Limitations. An individual under quarantine or isolation order can request a court hearing to the continued necessity of the order. The burden of proof lies with the public safety authority.

Wis. Stat. § 252.06 (1)

Authority.The department or the local health officer acting on behalf of the department may require isolation of the patient or an individual, quarantine of contacts, concurrent and terminal disinfection, or modified forms of these procedures as may be necessary, and which are determined by the department by rule.

Wis. Stat. § 252.06 (10)

Police Power and Limitations.Expenses for necessary medical care, food and other articles needed for the care of the infected person shall be charged against the person or whoever is liable for the person's support.

Wis. Stat. § 252.06 (4)(b)

Penalties.No person, other than a person authorized by the public health authority or agent of the public health authority, may enter an isolation or quarantine premises. A violation is subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed ninemonths, or both.

Ky. Rev. Stat. § 214.020

Authority. When the Cabinet for Health and Family Services believes that there is a probability that any infectious or contagious disease will invade this state, it shall take such action and adopt and enforce such rules and regulations as it deems efficient in preventing the introduction or spread of such infectious or contagious disease or diseases within this state, and to accomplish these objects shall establish and strictly maintain quarantine and isolation at such places as it deems proper.

Md. Ann. § Code 18-905

Penalties. A person who knowingly and willfully fails to comply with any order, regulation or directive is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding $3,000, or both. If a health care facility fails to comply with an order, regulation or directive, the secretary may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $3,000 for each offense.

Md. Ann. § Code 18-906

Authority. When the secretary of health determines that it is medically necessary and reasonable to prevent or reduce the spread of the disease or outbreak believed to have been caused by the exposure to a deadly agent, may order an individual or group of individuals to go to and remain in places of isolation or quarantine until the secretary determines that the individual no longer poses a substantial risk of transmitting the disease or condition to the public. If a competent individual over the age of 18 refuses vaccination, medical examination, treatment or testing under this paragraph, may require the individual to go to and remain in places of isolation or quarantine until the secretary determines that the individual no longer poses a substantial risk of transmitting the disease or condition to the public.

Va. Code § 32.1-42 et. seq.

Authority. The Board of Health may promulgate regulations and orders to meet any emergency or to prevent a potential emergency caused by a disease dangerous to public health or any communicable disease of public health threat involved in an order of quarantine or isolation pursuant to §32.1-48.05et seq. The state health commissioner shall have the authority to require quarantine, isolation, immunization, decontaminationor treatment of any individual or group of individuals when he determines any such measure to be necessary to control the spread of any disease of public health importance and the authority to issue orders of isolation.

Utah Code Ann. § 26-6b-9

Police Power & Limitations. If a local health department obtains approval from the Department of Health, the costs that the local health department would otherwise have to bear for examination, quarantine, isolation, and treatment ordered under the provisions of this chapter shall be paid by the Department of Health to the extent that the individual is unable to pay and that other sources and insurance do not pay.