Section 2 of Epidemic Disease Act 1897 - Power to take special measures and prescribe regulations as to dangerous epidemic disease


Section 2 Epidemic Diseases Act Description

(1) When at any time the 7 [State Government] is satisfied that the State or any part thereof is visited by, or threatened with, an outbreak of any dangerous epidemic disease, the State Government, if it thinks that the ordinary provisions of the law for the time being in force are insufficient for the purpose, may take, or require or empower any person to take, such me asures and, by public notice, prescribe such temporary regulations to be observed by the public or by any person or class of persons as it shall deem necessary to prevent the outbreak of such disease or the spread thereof, and may determine in what manner and by whom any expenses incurred (including compensation if any) shall be defrayed.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the State Government may take measures and prescribe regulations for-
(a) Omitted
(b) the inspection of persons travelling by railway or otherwise, and the segregation, in hospital,temporary accommodation or otherwise, of persons suspected by the inspecting officer of being infected with any such disease.


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