PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.2253 Epidemic; emergency order and procedures; avian influenza; conditions requiring assistance of department of agriculture.
(1) If the director determines that control of an epidemic is necessary to protect the public health, the director by emergency order may prohibit the gathering of people for any purpose and may establish procedures to be followed during the epidemic to insure continuation of essential public health services and enforcement of health laws. Emergency procedures shall not be limited to this code.
(2) If an epidemic described in subsection (1) involves avian influenza or another virus or disease that is or may be spread by contact with animals, the department of agriculture shall cooperate with and assist the director in the director's response to the epidemic.
(3) Upon request from the director, the department of agriculture shall assist the department in any review or update of the department's pandemic influenza plan under section 5112.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Am. 2006, Act 157, Imd. Eff. May 26, 2006
Popular Name: Act 368
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