Bioterrorism, Public Health and the Law 
Law 801: Health Care Law Seminar
Professor Vernellia R. Randall

OH ST 3701.81 Spreading Contagion

 

Syllabus
Resources
Lesson Schedule
00: Intro to the Course
01: Intro to the Problem
02: Public Health System
03: Real Threat?
04: Public Health Law
05: Disease-Reporting
06: Quarantine
07: Model Act
08: Military Presence
09: Health Law Revisited

 

3701.81 SPREADING CONTAGION

(A) No person, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that he is suffering from a dangerous, contagious disease, shall knowingly fail to take reasonable measures to prevent exposing himself to other persons, except when seeking medical aid.

(B) No person, having charge or care of a person whom he knows or has reasonable cause to believe is suffering from a dangerous, contagious disease, shall recklessly fail to take reasonable measures to protect others from exposure to the contagion, and to inform health authorities of the existence of the contagion.

(C) No person, having charge of a public conveyance or place of public accommodation, amusement, resort, or trade, and knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that persons using such conveyance or place have been or are being exposed to a dangerous, contagious disease, shall negligently fail to take reasonable measures to protect the public from exposure to the contagion, and to inform health authorities of the existence of the contagion.

NOTES OF DECISIONS AND OPINIONS

Duty to abstain or warn 1 Liability to third parties 2 1. Duty to abstain or warn

A person who knows, or should know, that he or she is infected with a venereal disease has the duty to abstain from sexual conduct or, at a minimum, to warn those persons with whom he or she expects to have sexual relations of his or her condition. Mussivand v. David (Ohio 1989) 45 Ohio St.3d 314, 544 N.E.2d 265.

2. Liability to third parties

A spouse is a foreseeable sexual partner and a person who has a venereal disease who fails to inform a married person with whom he or she is engaging in sexual contact of his or her condition is liable to the third-party spouse until the initially infected spouse knows or should have known he or she is infected with a venereal disease. Mussivand v. David (Ohio 1989) 45 Ohio St.3d 314, 544 N.E.2d 265.

R.C. 3701.81

OH ST 3701.81

 
 
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