13.0241 Adoption, amendment and revisions of regulations.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0241]

(a) The director shall adopt regulations required by and to implement this act and any other laws for the proper and expedient operation of the Department and to carry out the purpose of this act.

(b) The director shall make such rules as directors deems necessary for the public health and safety inspection including, but not limited to:

(1) Nuisances, foul or noxious odors, gases, vapor, waters in which mosquitoes breed or may breed, sources of filth, and causes of sickness or disease, within the respective districts of the Territory, and on board any vessel;

(2) Adulteration and misbranding of food or drugs;

(3) Location, air space, ventilation, sanitation, drainage, sewage disposal and other health conditions of buildings, Courts, construction projects, excavations, pools, watercourses, and areas;

(4) Fish and fishing;

(5) Interments and dead bodies;

(6) Disinterment of dead human bodies, including the exposing, disturbing, removing or disturbing after due interment of any receptacle, coffin, or container holding human remains or a dead human body or part thereof and the issuance and terms of permits for the aforesaid disinterment of dead human bodies;

(7) Cemeteries and burying grounds;

(8) Hospitals and freestanding outpatient clinics;

(9) Any place or building where noisome or noxious trades or manufactured are carried on, or intended to be carried on;

(10) Milk;

(11) Poisons and hazardous substances, the latter term including, but not limited to, any substance or mixture of substances which (A) is corrosive, (B) is an irritant, (C) is a strong sensitizer, (D) is inflammable, or (E) generates pressure through decomposition, heat, or other means, if such substance or mixture of substances may cause substantial personal injury or substantial illness during or as a proximate result of any customary or reasonably foreseeable handling or use, including reasonably foreseeable ingestion by children;

(12) Pig sties and chicken ranches;

(13) Places of business, industry, employment, commerce, and processes, materials, tools, machinery, and methods of work done therein, and places of public gathering, recreation, or entertainment;

(14) Any restaurant, theater, market, stand, shop, store, factory, building, wagon, vehicle, or place where any food, drug, or cosmetic is manufactured, compounded, processed, extracted, prepared, stored, distributed, sold, offered for sale, or offered for human consumption or use;

(15) Food, drugs, and cosmetics, and the manufacture, compounding, processing, extracting, preparing, storing, selling, and offering for sale or for consumption or use of any food, drug, or cosmetic;

(16) Sources of ionizing radiation;

(17) Medical examination, vaccination, re-vaccination, and immunization of school children. No child shall be subjected to such medical examination, vaccination, re-vaccination, or immunization, whose parent or guardian shall in writing object thereto on grounds that such requirements are not in accordance with the religious tenets of an established church of which he is a member or adherent, but no such objection shall be recognized when, in the opinion of the department there is danger of an epidemic or serious outbreak of any communicable disease;

(18) Disinfecting of aircraft entering or within the Territory as may be necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of disease or the introduction or spread of any insect or other vector of significance to health;

(19) Fumigation that in the opinion of the department may be lethal, poisonous, noxious, or dangerous to human life.

(c) The director and department may require such certificates, permits, or license as it may deem necessary to adequately regulate the conditions or businesses referred to in this act.

(d) The director may amend or revise such rules from time to time. All regulations adopted and any and all amendments or revisions to the regulations shall be made in accordance with 4.1001 et seq., A.S.C.A.

History: 2007, PL 30-11.