2023 Maryland Statutes
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 2 - Reports; Preventive Actions
Part II - Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases
Section 18-211 - Moving Infected Individuals

    (a)    A health officer may have an individual moved to a suitable place for the reception of the sick if:

        (1)    A physician certifies that the individual has an infectious disease that endangers public health;

        (2)    The individual:

            (i)    Is staying in a room occupied by more than 1 family;

            (ii)    Is on board a vessel; or

            (iii)    Otherwise does not have proper housing; and

        (3)    The administrative head of the place for the reception of the sick consents to the move.

    (b)    The city or county where the infected individual is found shall pay for the cost of moving the individual.

    (c)    A person may not willfully disobey an order or obstruct the carrying out of an order of the health officer to move an individual.

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