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February 22, 2024 Clouds | 44°F
The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 113: Records of reports of dangerous diseases; notice

Section 113. Every board of health shall keep a record of all reports received pursuant to sections one hundred and nine to one hundred and eleven, inclusive, containing the name and location of all persons who are infected, their disease, the name of the person reporting the case, the date of such report, and other information required by the department. Such records shall be kept in the manner or upon forms prescribed by the department. The board of health shall forthwith give information to the school committee of all diseases dangerous to the public health so reported to it. Every board of health shall appoint some person, who may or may not be a member of the board, who shall give notice to the department, as provided in the preceding section, of any person infected with a disease dangerous to the public health; and in case of the absence or disability of such appointee, the board of health shall appoint another person to perform this duty during such absence or disability. Such appointments and the acceptance thereof by the persons so appointed shall be placed upon the records of the board. Any person, having accepted such appointment, who wilfully refuses or wilfully neglects or through gross negligence fails to give such notices shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars.