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

OH ST 3701.56 Enforcement


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

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.



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


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