2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 31 - HEALTH
CHAPTER 17 - CONTROL OF VENEREAL DISEASE
§ 31-17-3 - Examination and treatment by health authorities

O.C.G.A. 31-17-3 (2010)
31-17-3. Examination and treatment by health authorities


The authorized agent or agents of the Department of Community Health and county boards of health are directed and empowered, when in their judgment it is necessary to protect the public health, to make examination of persons infected or suspected of being infected with venereal disease; to require persons infected with venereal disease to report for treatment to a physician licensed to practice medicine under Chapter 34 of Title 43 and to continue treatment until cured, or to submit to treatment provided at public expense; and to isolate persons infected or reasonably suspected of being infected with venereal disease. Law enforcement authorities of the jurisdiction wherein any such person so infected or suspected of being infected is located shall offer such assistance, including restraint and arrest, as shall be necessary to assure examination and treatment in accordance with this chapter.

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