3701.56 ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
Boards of health of a general or city health district, health
authorities and officials, officers of state institutions, police
officers, sheriffs, constables, and other officers and employees of the
state or any county, city, or township, shall enforce the quarantine and
sanitary rules and regulations adopted by the department of health.
NOTES OF DECISIONS AND OPINIONS
Local enforcement 2 State enforcement 1 1. State enforcement
In the area of sanitation the state of Ohio has exercised preemptive
authority to promulgate regulations over the design and specifications
of semi-public sewage treatment plants by virtue of RC Ch 6112 and Ch
3701. Security Sewage Equip. Co. v. Beebe (Ohio Com.Pl. 1965) 5 Ohio
Misc. 178, 214 N.E.2d 853, 34 O.O.2d 378.
2. Local enforcement
Local officials may enforce the provisions of OAC 3701-29-02(L) and
3701-29-02(M), which require the connection of premises to an accessible
sanitary sewerage system, as authorized by RC 3701.56. OAG 86-087.
A health commissioner of a general health district is authorized to
enforce the sanitary rules and regulations adopted by the public health
council and may institute criminal proceedings for violations of such
sanitary rules and regulations. 1962 OAG 3343.
Local district boards of health and officials have no general
jurisdiction over state owned property in their respective health
districts, and no duties with respect to public health service or
sanitary and quarantine regulations on or within such property other
than to enforce, when called upon, the rules, regulations and orders
with respect to public health service, sanitation and quarantine adopted
by the state department of health. 1940 OAG 1921.
R.C. § 3701.56
OH ST § 3701.56