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File #: 200678    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 12/3/2020 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 6-200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Preventive Medicine," by imposing duration limitations on emergency control measures, requiring Council approval of emergency control measures in certain circumstances, and to make technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh
Indexes: HEALTH CODE
Code sections: 6-200 - Preventive Medicine
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20067801, As Amended.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 6-200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Preventive Medicine," by imposing duration limitations on emergency control measures, requiring Council approval of emergency control measures in certain circumstances, and to make technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 6-200 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 6-200. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE.

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? 6-205. Emergency Epidemic Control.

(1) Where a communicable disease which constitutes a serious danger to health is spreading either in the City or in the communities surrounding the City, and threatens to reach epidemic proportions unless immediately controlled; where the danger thereof is such that the Board does not have time to list the said disease as quarantinable and issue regulations for its effective control; and where the Mayor of the City has suspended the requirements of Section 8-407 of the Charter, the Department shall have the authority to issue orders, which shall be effective until the Board may meet and promulgate regulations, listing said disease as a quarantinable disease and providing for quarantine or isolation of persons who have, or are reasonably suspected of having, or have been exposed to such disease, providing for the control of animals, the control of environmental sanitation, and for such other measures as are necessary to prevent the spread of said disease. Any such orders or regulations issued with respect to the control of COVID-19 shall be subject to Council review 90 days after issuance. The Department shall appear before Council and request a continuance of such orders and regulations and provide the reasons for the extension. Council shall have the authority to deny such extension through the adoption of a corresponding resolution. For any such orders and regulations already in effect upon approval of this ordinance, the abov...

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