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     34-1-17.   Orders, rules, and licensing for protection of public health--Matters covered. The Department of Health may adopt and enforce, subject to chapter 1-26, orders and rules necessary to preserve and protect the public health and may regulate, by requiring licenses or other appropriate means, control, and, in proper cases, prohibit and suppress any of the following matters:
             (1)      The manufacture into articles of commerce, other than food, of diseased, tainted, or decayed animal or vegetable matter;
             (2)      The location of cemeteries and the removal and burial of the dead;
             (3)      The management of lying-in houses and boarding places for infants, and the treatment of infants therein;
             (4)      The construction and equipment, in respect to sanitary conditions, of schools, hospitals, prisons, and other public institutions;
             (5)      The treatment in hospitals and elsewhere of persons suffering from any communicable disease, the disinfection and quarantine of persons and places in case of disease, and the reporting of sickness and deaths from disease;
             (6)      The distribution of biological products to be used for the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases;
             (7)      The diagnosis, control, and treatment of tuberculosis; and
             (8)      The minimum sanitation requirements for tattooing, saline tattoo removal, and body piercing as defined in § 9-34-17, including premises, equipment, methods of operation, and freedom from communicable disease.

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.0104 (3); SL 1949, ch 105, § 5; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.0104 (4); SL 1963, ch 380, § 10; SL 1972, ch 15, §§ 3, 4; SL 1987, ch 29, § 65; SL 1992, ch 239, § 1; SL 1995, ch 189, § 2; SL 2019, ch 55, § 2.


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