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City Council, or Board of Aldermen of the city or town as aforesaid at the next ensuing regular session of such body, and when confirmed, the citizens so appointed shall constitute with the Mayor a board of health. The Mayor shall be the president of the board, and the board may appoint a health officer who shall possess all the qualifications and be subject to all the requirements as prescribed in sections four and five of this Act. The duties of a board of health and health officer created as provided in this section shall be as prescribed in sections three, four, five and six of this Act; but such monthly reports as are required by law and this Act to be made shall be made directly to the State Board of Health.
Sec. 9. The Board of Trustees of any village in the State of Missouri may appoint a health officer for the village, whose qualifications shall be as are hereinbefore prescribed; they shall fix his compensation, and prescribe and regulate bis official powers and duties. It shall be his duty to co-operate with and make official reports as may be required to the health officer of the county in which the village, as aforesaid, is situated.
Sec. 10. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.
REVISED STATUTES OF 1889 RELATING TO THE
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.
SECTION 5417. Board Created. — The Governor', by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint seven persons, who shall constitute a board, which shall be styled the “ State Board of Health of Missouri.” The members so appointed shall hold their office for the term of seven years; provided, however, that in the first appointments under this act four of such members shall hold their office for two years, and three members for four years. All vacancies occurring in the board shall be filled by the Governor of the State, and when made when the Senate is not in session, will be subject to confirmation at the next ensuing session of the Senate.
SEC. 5418. Qualifications of. - At least five of said board shall be physicians in good standing, and of recognized professional and scientific knowledge, and graduates of reputable medical schools, and they shall have been residents of the State for at least five years next preceding their appointment, provided, that in the appointments made there shall be no discrimination made against the different systems of medicine that are recognized as reputable by the laws of this State.
Sec. 5419. Its Powers and Duties. The State Board of Health shall have general supervision over the health and the sanitary interests of the citizens of the State. It shall be their duty to recommend to the General Assembly of the State such laws as they may deem necessary to improve and advance the sanitary condition of the State, to recommend to the municipal authorities of any city, or to the county courts of any county, the adoption of any rules that they may deem wise or expedient for the protection and preservation of the health of the citizens thereof.
Sec. 5420. May Quarantine, when. - Whenever the State Board of Health shall be satisfied that any malignant, contagious or infectious disease exists in any city, district or part of the country to such an extent as to endanger the lives of the inhabitants of any part of the State of Missouri having direct communication with such infected city, district or part of the country, said Board shall have power, by a majority vote, to establish quarantine regulations against such infected city or district, and may determine and regulate to what extent and by whom any communication or business transaction with such infected city or district may be had, and establish such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to prevent the introduction and spread of such disease, and said Board is hereby empowered to call upon any executive officer of the State to enforce such rules and regulations, and it shall be the duty of all public officers, sheriffs and constables and other executive officers of the State to assist the State Board of Healtb to carry out the provisions of this act.
Sec. 5421. Epidemics, Notice to be Given. - Whenever the State Board of Health shall declare that any malignant, infectious or contagious disease is epidemic in any portion of the country or the State of Missouri, they shall immediately, or as soon thereafter as possible, give notice to that effect to the citizens of the State, and also give public notice of the rules and regulations adopted by them for the enforcement of quarantine in infected and other districts, and take such steps and adopt such measures as they may deem necessary to prevent the introduction of such disease.
SEC. 5422. Penalty for Non-compliance with Quarantine Regulations. — Any person or persons failing, after notice, or refusing to comply with the quarantine rules and regulations of the State of Missouri, as established by the State Board of Health, or any person or persons resisting by force the enforcement of the quarantine regulations of the State of Missouri, established and approved as aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars for each offense.
Sec. 5423. Supervision of Registration of Births and Deaths.The State Board of Health shall have a supervision of the registration of births and deaths as hereinafter provided; they shall prescribe such forms and recommend such legislation as shall be deemed necessary for a thorough and complete registration of vital and mortuary statistics through the State. The Secretary of the State Board of Health shall be the superintendent of such registration.
Sec. 5424. Physicians, etc., to Report Births and Deaths. It shall be the duty of all physicians, surgeons and accoucheurs in this State to register their names, as provided by law, with the county clerk of the county wherein they reside, and said physicians, surgeons
accoucheurs shall be required, under penalty of a fine of ten dollars, to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction in this State, by indictment or information in the name of the State, to report to the county clerk within thirty days from date of their occurrence, all births or deaths which may come under their supervision, with a certificate of the cause of death and such correlative facts as the State Board of Health may require, in blank form hereinafter provided.
Sec. 5425. When no Physician present who to make Report. Where any birth or death shall take place, no physician, surgeon or accoucheur being in attendance, the same shall be reported to the county clerk within thirty days from the date of the occurrence thereof, with supposed cause of death, by the parent, or if there be no par by the nearest of kin, not a minor, or if there be no kin, by the resident householder where the death shall occur, under penalty as provided in the preceding section of this act, and the county clerk shall record the said report in proper form.
Sec. 5426. Coroner to Report Deaths, when. The coroners of the several counties in this State shall be required to report to the county clerk of the county wherein said coroners reside, all cases of death which may come under their supervision, with the cause and mode of death, as per form furnished, and under penalty as provided in section eight of this act.
Sec. 5427. Board to Prepare Blanks. — It shall be the duty of the State Board of Health to prepire such printed forms of certificates of births and deaths as they deem proper; said printed forms to be furnished by the Secret:ry of the Board to the county clerks of the several counties in this State; and it shall be the duty of the said county clerks, as aforesaid, to furnish said printed forms, as aforesaid, to such persons as are herein required to make reports.
Sec. 5428. Duties of County Clerks. — The county clerks of the several counties in this State shall be required to provide separate books for the registration of the names and post-office address of physicians, surgeons and accoucheurs residing in their respective counties, and for births and deaths. The births and deaths so registered shall, after the 31st day of December of each year, and within ten days thereafter, be transcribed in alphabetical order in a permanent record book to be kept for that purpose. And at the end of each year said county clerks shall make or cause to be made a complete report of all such registrations as aforesaid, and forward the same to the Secretary of the State Buard of Health for the current year, or a duly certified copy thereof.
SEC. 5429. Meetings of Board. — The meetings of the Board shall be in January and July of each year, and at such other times as the Board shall deem expedient. The meeting in January of each year shall be held in the city of Jefferson, and four members shall constitute a quorum. They shall choose from their number a President, Vice-President and a Secretary, and they may adopt rules and by-laws for their government, subject to the provisions of this act.
Sec. 5430. Duties of Secretary Compensation of Board. The Secretary shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Board and this act; he shall receive a salary which shall be fixed by the Board; he shall also receive his traveling and other expenses in the performance of his official duties. The other inembers of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services, but their traveling and other expenses while employed on the business of the Bozird shall be paid. The President of the Board shall certify the amount to the Secretary, and the traveling and other expenses of members, and on presentation of his certificate the Auditor of State shall draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the amount.
Sec. 5431. Board to take Cognizance of Diseases among Domestic Animals. — The said Board of Health shall take cognizance of any fatal diseases which may be prevalent amongst the domestic animals of the State, and ascert:in the nature and cause of such disease, and shall, from time to time, publish the result of their investigations, with suggestions for the proper treatment of such animals as may be affected, and the remedy or remedies therefor.
SEC. 5432. Board to Organize, etc. – The State Board of Health shall organize within thirty days after the appointment of the members thereof. The President of the Board shall have authority to administer oaths, and the Board to take testimony in all matters relating to their duties and powers. In selecting places to hold their meetings they shall, as far as is reasonable, accommodate the different sections of the State, and due notice shall be published of their stated meetings. All certificates issued by them shall be signed by at least five members of the Board.
SEC. 5433. Annual Report, Contents. — It shall be the duty of the Board of Health to make an annual report, through their Secretary or otherwise, in writing, to the Governor of this State, on or before the first of January of each year, and such report shall include so much of the proceedings of the Board, and such information concerning vital and mortuary statistics, such knowledge respecting diseases, and such instructions on the subject of hygiene as may be thought useful by the Board for dissemination among the people, with such suggestions as to legislative action as they may deem necessary.