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

OH ST 3701.02 Department of Health


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
OH ST 3701.02, R.C. 3701.02


There is hereby created a department of health. The department shall consist of a director of health and a public health council.




Constitutional issues 1 Duties of department 3 Regulations 2 1. Constitutional issues

GC 1232 (RC 3701.02), GC 1234 (RC 3701.33), GC 1235 (RC 3701.34), and GC 1236 (RC 3701.35), which create a state department of health, a public council, and authorize such public council to make and amend sanitary regulations of general application throughout the state and to provide for the certification, publication, and enforcement of such regulations are lawful and a valid exercise of legislative power; thus, a sanitary code, which authorizes the quarantine, examination, and detention of persons reasonably suspected of having a venereal disease for the protection of public health, does not violate O Const Art I 5 or violate GC 13031-17 (former RC 2905.28). Ex parte Company (Ohio 1922) 106 Ohio St. 50, 139 N.E. 204, 1 Ohio Law Abs. 10, 20 Ohio Law Rep. 426.

2. Regulations

It is the duty of the state department of health to adopt rules and regulations governing the installation of plumbing and sanitary equipment in buildings located on state owned property, and to see that such rules and regulations are followed. 1940 OAG 1921.

Such sanitary regulations and rules relating to public health, sanitation and quarantine as may be deemed necessary to protect and preserve the public health and prevent the spread of communicable and other disease applicable generally throughout the state, and especially to and within state owned buildings and property, should be adopted by the public health council, and it is the duty of the state director of health to administer the rules and regulations so adopted. 1940 OAG 1921.

It is the duty of local boards of health, health authorities and officials, officers of state institutions, police officers, sheriffs, constables and other law enforcement officers and employees of any county, city, or township to enforce at the instance of the state department of health, the quarantine and sanitary rules and regulations adopted by said department. 1940 OAG 1921.

3. Duties of department

Responsibility for public health service on and within state owned property rests primarily with the state department of health. 1940 OAG 1921.


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