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Health and Safety Code - HSC
DIVISION 105 - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
PART 1 - ADMINISTRATION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
CHAPTER 2 - Functions and Duties of the State Department of Health Services
Universal Citation: CA Health & Safety Code § 120140 (2020)
Upon being informed by a health officer of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease the department may take measures as are necessary to ascertain the nature of the disease and prevent its spread. To that end, the department may, if it considers it proper, take possession or control of the body of any living person, or the corpse of any deceased person.
(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1996.)
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