2014 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Section 10A Public Health Emergency Response
Section 12-10A-9 Temporary hold upon secretary's order.

NM Stat § 12-10A-9 (2014) What's This?
12-10A-9. Temporary hold upon secretary's order.
A. If the secretary of health makes a finding that a delay in isolating or quarantining a person will significantly jeopardize the secretary's ability to prevent or limit the transmission of a threatening communicable disease, then the secretary of health may, by public health order, isolate or quarantine a person without first obtaining a written, ex parte order from a court.
B. Following the imposition of isolation or quarantine pursuant to Subsection A of this section, the secretary of health, within twenty-four hours of the imposition, shall apply for an ex parte order that authorizes the isolation or quarantine and shall follow the procedures and meet the standards set forth in Sections 7, 8 and 10 [12-10A-7, 12-10A-8 and 12-10A-10 NMSA 1978] of the Public Health Emergency Response Act.
C. In a subsequent application to a court, the secretary of health shall present facts in support of the need to issue a temporary hold before obtaining the ex parte order from the court that authorizes the isolation or quarantine.
History: Laws 2003, ch. 218, 9.

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