Health Act, 1947

Procedure on giving of infected premises notice to the district medical officer.

37.—(1) At any time not more than seven days after the receipt from any person (in this section referred to as the owner) by a district medical officer of an infected premises notice the medical officer may require any disinfection or disinfestation of the premises to which such notice relates and shall before the expiration of the said seven days inform the owner either that no such requirement is made or the nature and extent of such requirement.

(2) Where a district medical officer requires under subsection (1) of this section any disinfection or disinfestation of premises he shall, if required by the owner, arrange for the carrying out with all convenient speed of such disinfection or disinfestation by an officer of the appropriate health authority.

(3) Premises in respect of which an infected premises notice has been given to a district medical officer shall not be sold nor let nor used to give lodging to any person before either—

(a) seven days have expired after the receipt by the medical officer of the notice and the medical officer has not informed the owner that he requires any disinfection or disinfestation of the premises, or

(b) any disinfection or disinfestation required by the medical officer under subsection (1) of this section has been completed.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (3) of this section 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.