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House Bill 1665


House Bill 1665

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


First responder powers to arrest. Authorizes a law enforcement officer who is responding to an incident involving a suspected weapon of mass destruction to hold an individual in isolation if the officer has reason to believe that the individual has been infected with or exposed to a dangerous communicable disease as the result of exposure to the suspected weapon of mass destruction and that the individual may cause the infection of an uninfected individual if the individual is not restricted in the individual's ability to come into contact with others. Requires a law enforcement officer to obtain approval from the chief law enforcement officer of the law enforcement agency before holding a person in isolation, and requires a law enforcement official who holds a person in isolation to notify a public health authority. Provides that an individual may be held in isolation until: (1) a public health authority or person approved by a public health department has decontaminated the individual or determined that the individual has been decontaminated; (2) a public health authority or person approved by a public health department has determined that the individual has not been infected or exposed, or does not pose a danger to others; (3) a court orders another disposition of the individual; (4) a public health authority orders another disposition of the individual; or (5) 24 hours elapse; whichever occurs first.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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