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be kept clean and in a proper sanitary condition, and to enforce the sanitary regulations of the Board of Health, and all existing laws and ordinances on that subject, under the penalty of dismissal, on the petition of twenty-five citizens, property owners, addressed to the Governor, and upon due ascertainment of the correctness of said complaint. That the owner of said animals so inspected shall pay the said inspector or 'inspectors ten (10) cents for each and every beef, yearling and cow, and five (5) cents for each and every suckling calf, sheep or 'hog-one-third of which fee the said inspector shall retain for his service and the other two-thirds of said fee the said inspector shall pay over to the treasurer of the Charity Hospital, city of New Orleans; provided, that the said inspectors shall pay out of their onethird share of the fees as aforesaid all the expenses connected with said inspection. That said inspector shall give a good and sufficient bond to the State, in the sum of five thousand dollars, with sureties, subject to the approval of the Governor of the State of Louisiana, for the faithful performance of his duties. Said inspector shall be fined for dereliction of duty fifty ($50) dollars for each peglect. That said inspector may appoint as many deputies as may be necessary.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That all laws or parts of laws contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this act be and they are hereby repealed.
Approved July 12, 1888.
ACT NO. 94 OF 1888.
To provide for the disposition of offal, night soil and fæcal matter
within the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That from and after the passage of this act, all persons engaged in the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard in removing offal, night soil and focal matter shall be obliged to cause the same to be thoroughly deodorized and to convey the same when passing through any street or public way in air-tight barrels.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That the nuisance boat for the reception of said night-soil and fæcal matter shall be constructed upon plans and specifications of the city surveyor, and under his supervision, subject to the approval of the city council of New Orleans and the Board of Health.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That when said barrels are placed on said nuisance boat, they shall not be opened until they shall have been carried to at least one mile below the lower limits of the city of New Orleans, when they shall be opened and emptied in mid-stream into the river, and thereupon cleaned and disinfected.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That all persons violating any of the provisions of this act, or causing the same to be violated, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court; all fines not to exceed five hundred dollars, and imprisonment not to exceed thirty days. That it shall be the duty of the Board of Health to prosecute all persons violating any of the provisions of this act; any resident of the parishes above mentioned shall have a right to enjoin any and all parties from performing or causing to be performed any action contrary to the provisions of this act; they shall further be dispensed with furnishing any bond therefor.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, etc., That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act be and are hereby repealed; provided, the provisions of this act shall in no manner apply to, affect or in any manner
act No. 14 of 1877. Approved July 12, 1888.
ACT NO. 97 OF 1888.
AN ACT For the better protection and security to life, and providing for fire
escapes on all buildings four stories high and over, private resi. dences excepted.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That all buildings, except such as are used for private 'residences exclusively, in the city of New Orleans, of four or more stories in height, shall be provided with one or more metallic ladders or metallic fire escapes, including from the first story to the upper stories of such buildings, and above the roof and on the outer walls thereof, in such location and numbers and of such material and construction as the mayor, chief engineer of the fire department of their respective districts, the city surveyor and chairman of the fire committee of the city council and commissioner of public buildings, or a majority of them, may from time to time determine; after such determination shall have been made as aforesaid, the chief engineer of the fire department of said city may, at any time, by a notice in writing served upon the owner or agent of any such building by leaving with such owner or agent, or at his residence or place of business, a copy of such notice, require such owner or agent to cause such metallic ladder or fire escape to be placed upon such building, within thirty days after the service of such notice; provided, however, that all buildings more than two stories in height, used for manufacturing purposes, shall have one metallic ladder for every twenty-five persons, or less, employed above the second story.
Sec. 2. In case such owner, or agent, so served with notice as aforesaid, shall not, within thirty days after the service of such notice upon him, place, or cause to be placed, such metallic ladder or fire escape upon such building, as required by this article and the terms of such notice, he shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars, and to a further fine of twenty-five dollars for each week of such neglect to comply with such notice after the service of the same. That the fines imposed for vioaltion of this act shall be collected by any court of competent jurisdiction.
Sec. 3. That it is hereby made the duty of the parties herein designated to execute the provisions of this act.
Sec. 4. Be it further enaated, etc., That all laws or parts of laws in consistent, contrary to, or in conflict with the present act, be and the same are repealed.
Approved July 12, 1888.
ACT NO. 123 OF 1890.
AN ACT To protect the health of operatives and employes in manufactories,
workshops, laboratories, and other places, in which substances, materials, or compounds are used, manufactured, compounded, prepared or handled, which are poisonous or detrimental to their health; to authorize the Board of Health to enact such regulations as will more perfectly protect said operatives and employes from injury to their health, and providing penalties for the violation of such rules and regula ons when established.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana be and the same is hereby authorized to enact from time to time all needful rules and regulations for the better protection of the health of operatives and employes, working in manufactories, workshops, laboratories and other places in which substances, materials, or compounds, poisonous in their nature, or otherwise injurious to the health of said operatives and employes are used, manufactured, com. pounded, prepared or handled.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That said rules and regulations when so adopted by the Board of Health, shall be observed and complied with by the owners and proprietors of said manufactories, workshops, laboratories, or other places described in the first section of this act, as well as by all persons, superintendents, managers, foremen, lessees or sub-lessees in charge of such establishments, within twenty (20) days after being served by the Board of Health with a copy of said rules and regulations, and a notice to comply therewith.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That any person failing to comply with the provisions of this act, or the rules and regulations thereunder, or violating the provisions thereof, shall be fined twentyfive (25) dollars or be imprisoned in the parish jail not more than ten days, for each and every offense.
Approved July 10, 1890.
ACT NO. 141 OF 1890.
To authorize the President of the Board of Health of the State of
Louisiana to appoint a deputy recorder of births, deaths and marriages, for the parish of Orleans, and to authorize said deputy to administer the oaths requisite in the recording of births, deaths and marriages, and marriage licenses, and to make false swearing in said oaths perjury, punishable in the manner now provided by law in other oases of perjury, and requiring all such declarations now required by law to be made by oath.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That the President of the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana be, and is 'hereby authorized to appoint a deputy recorder of births, deaths, and marriages for the parish of Orleans, which deputy shall be authorized to administer all oaths or declarations under oath, requisite in the recording of births, deaths and mar. riages and marriage licenses, and any person who shall falsely swear under said oaths shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and shall be punished on conviction thereof, as in other cases of perjury.
Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That all declarations now required by law for registering births, deaths and licenses to marry shall be made under oath.
Approved July 10, 1890.
ACT NO. 85 OF 1892.
To prevent the spread of Leprosy, and to provide for the treatment
of same and for isolation of persons afflicted with said disease, and penalties for non-compliance with the provisions of this act.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That whereas the disease known as leprosy, which is contaminating and dangerous to the public health and welfare, exists in this State, and that persons afflicted with said disease are permitted to be at large, thus endangering public health.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That all persons afflicted or suffering with said disease of leprosy shall be confined in an institution isolated and used for the treatment of said disease, and it shall be a misdemeanor for any one to harbor a leper or lepers, and the penalty to be imposed upon any one harboring said leper or lepers and refusing to commit them to the care of said institution shall, on conviction before any committing magistrate in this State, be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than $25, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding thirty days; said fine shall go to the support of said institution, and said party so found to be a leper shall be committed to said institution. That whenever it shall be made known to the Judge of the District Court, by the peiition and oath of any individual, that any person afflicted with leprosy within his district ought to be sent to or confined in said institution, it shall be the duty of said judge to issue a warrant to bring before him, in chambers, said person so afflicted with leprosy, and after proper inquiry into all the facts and circumstances of the case, if in his opinion he ought to be sent or confined in said insti. tution, he shall make out his warrant to the sheriff of the parish, commanding him to convey said leper to said institution; for which duty the sheriff shall have the right to demand the same fees as are now allowed by law for the conveyance of insane persons to the State Insane Asylum, which shall be paid out of the parish treasury upon the order of the District Judge, and likewise all other expenses previously incurred in bringing said person before ithe District Judge.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That the buildings and institution situated in the city of New Orleans, in this. State, now used or that may hereafter be selected or directed to be used for the care of and treatment of leprosy, under a contract with the city of New Orleans, by virtue of an ordinance No. 5785, passed and adopted on the thirty-first day of March, 1891, shall be the institution to which lepers shall be sent and committed under the penalities provided for in section 2 of this aot.
Approved July 7, 1892.
ACT NO. 49 OF 1894.
(As amended by Act No. 13 of 1896 and Act No. 81 of 1896.)
To regulate the practice of medicine, surgery and midwifery; to create
State Boards of Medical Examiners, and to regulate the fees and emoluments thereof; to prevent the practice of medicine, surgery and midwifery by unauthorized persons; and to provide for the trial and punishment of violators of the provisions of this act by fine and imprisonment. or both; and to repeal all laws or parts of laws in conflict or inconsistent with this act.
Section 1. Be iit · enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That from and after the promulgation of this act, no person excepting those already engaged under existing laws in the practice of medicine, surgery, midwifery and dentists shall practice medicine in any of its departments within the State of Lousiana unless such person shall possess all the qualfications required by this act.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That after the promulgation of this act any person before entering upon the practice of medicine in any of its branches, dentists excepted, shall present to the Board of Medical Examiners, as hereinafter constituted, a diploma from a medical college in good standing; said standing to be determined by the Board, and shall pass a satisfactory examination before the Board upon the following branches, to-wit: Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Principles of Medicine, Obstetrics, Physical Diagnosis, Surgery, Materia Medica and Hygiene. The person shall also satisfy the Board that he or she is twenty-one years of age, of good moral character, and possesses at least a fair primary education. If said diploma and examination are satisfactory to the Board they shall issue to such person a certificate in accordance with the facts.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That the Medical Examiners, herein provided for, shall consist of two Boards—one of Physicians and Surgeons recommended by the Louisiana State Medical Society, and one of Physicians and Surgeons recommended by the Hahneman State Medical Society. There shall be five members of each Board, any three of whom shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of holding an examination and granting a certificate. All the members of both Boards shall be graduated physicians and practitioners.
The Board composed of Physicians and Surgeons recommended by the Louisiana State Medical Society shall examine all applicants who propose to practice any other than the Homeopathic System of Medicine, and the Board composed of Physicians and Surgeons recommended by the Hahneman State Medical Society shall examine all applicants who propose to practice the Homeopathic System of Med. icine. The certificate of either Board shall be conclusive proof of the efficiency of the applicant examined by said Board. All examinations 'held by the Boards and the answers of the applicants shall be in writing, and shall be filed and kept as records. All members of both Boards shall be appointed by the Governor of the State from a list of names presented by the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Hahneman State Medical Society, and the Governor shall have the right to remove any or all the members thereof for inefficiency or for neglect of duty, and to fill all vacancies occurring in these Boards from names recommended by their respective societies.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That the first Boards of Medical Examiners appointed under this act shall meet and organize within thirty days from the date of their appointment, and shall name one member to serve for the term of two years, one member for the term of three years, one member for the term of four years, one member for the term of five years, and one member for the term of six years, deciding by lot or agreement among themselves as to their respective terms. At the expiration of the above terms each member shall be appointed by the Governor for the term of six years from names recommended by their respective State Medical Societies.
Sec, 5. Be it further enacted, etc., That every person practicing Midwifery in this State, on the passage of this act, shall, within ninety days thereafter, register with the Secretary of the Board of Health in the Parish of Orleans, and with the Clerk of the District Court in the other parishes of the State, in the manner provided