Health Act, 1947

Giving of lodging after infection.

36.—(1) Where—

(a) a person provides lodging in any premises for persons other than members of his own household, and

(b) he lodges a person in a room or other place in such premises which, to his knowledge, has been occupied at any time during the preceding three months by another person while suffering from an infectious disease, and

(c) he did not before so lodging such person give in the prescribed manner an infected premises notice to the district medical officer for the district in which the premises are situated,

he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(2) In this section, the word “premises” includes a temporary dwelling.