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28 Pa. Code § 27.61. Isolation.

§ 27.61. Isolation.

 When the isolation of a person or animal that is suspected of harboring an infectious agent is appropriate, the Department or local health authority shall cause the isolation to be done promptly following receipt of the case report.

   (1)  If the local health authority is not an LMRO, the local health officer shall consult with and receive approval from the Department prior to requiring isolation.

   (2)  If more than one jurisdiction is involved, the local health officer shall cause a person or animal to be isolated only after consulting with and receiving approval from the Department.

   (3)  The Department or local health authority shall ensure that instructions are given to the case or persons responsible for the care of the case and to members of the household or appropriate living quarters, defining the area within which the case is to be isolated and identifying the measures to be taken to prevent the spread of disease.


   The provisions of this §  27.61 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243668).

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