2021 Maryland Statutes
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 2 - Reports; Preventive Actions
Part II - Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases
Section 18-210 - Disinfecting

    (a)    To prevent the spread of an infectious or contagious disease that endangers public health, a health officer may have:

        (1)    Any part of a house disinfected if the house has been exposed to the disease; and

        (2)    Any article in the house disinfected or destroyed if the article has been exposed to the disease.

    (b)    The county where the house is located shall:

        (1)    Incur the expense of disinfecting the house; and

        (2)    Reasonably compensate a person who suffers damage from the exercise of a power granted by this section, if the person is not at fault.

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