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scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhoid fever, bubonic plague or tious disease.
cholera, such physician shall (subject in case of refusal or
neglect to the penalties hereinafter provided) within twenty-
four hours give notice thereof to the Medical Health Officer
No. 20 of 1902, s. 15.

10« The Medical Health Officer within six hours after he Medical
shall have received a notice of the existence of scarlet fever, JiJ^ut ^^^'^
diphtheria, small-pox, cholera or bubonic plague, in any notice.
house, shall affix or cause to be affixed by the head of the
household or by some other person near the entrance
of such house, a card at least twelve inches square
stating that such disease exists in said house. No person
shall remove such card without the permission of the Medi-
cal Health Officer. No. 20 of 1902, s. 16.

IT. Any Medical Health Officer or sanitary inspector Medical
may at all reasonable times inspect any animal carcass, meat, ^^t?^'
poultry, game, flesh, fish, fruit, vegetables, grain, bread, food.
flour milk or other article of food exposed for sale or de-
posited in any place for the purpose of sale, or for prepara-
tion for sale, and intended for food for man, the proof
that the same was not exposed or deposited for any such
purpose, or was not intended for food for man, resting with
the party charged ; and if any such animal, carcass, meat,
poultry, game, flesh, fish, fruit, vegetables, grain, bread
flour, milk or other article of food appears to such Medical
Health Officer or inspector to be diseased, or unsound or
unwholesome or unfit for food for man, he may seize and
carry away the same in order that he may cause it to be
destroyed or so disposed of as to prevent it from being ex-
posed for sale or used for food for man ;

(2.) The person to whom the same belongs, or did belong Penalty.
at the time of exposure for sale, or in whose possession or
on whose premises the said food was found, shall be liable
to a penalty not exceeding $100 for every animal, carcass.



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May call
Police to his
assistance.



May do thing
at expense
persons
required.



or fish, or piece of meat, flesh or fish, or any poultry or

Same, or for the parcel of fruit, vegetables, grain, bread,
our, or for the milk so condemned, or for every other par-
cel or package of food ; or at the discretion of the convicting
justice without the infliction of a fine, to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding three months. No. 20 of 1902, s. 17.

1^. Any Medical Health Officer or sanitary inspector
may, when obstructed in the performance ol his duty, call
to his assistance any constable, or other person he thinks
fit, and it shall be the duty of every such constable or other
person so called upon to render, such assistance. No. 20
of 1902, s. 18.

19. Whenever the Medical Health Officer has any
authority to direct that any matter or thing should be done
by any person or corporation, he may also, in default of its
being done, direct that such matter or thing shall be done
at the expense of the person or corporation in default, and
may recover the expense thereof with costs by action or dis-
tress. No 20 of 1902, s. 19.



Power of
health Otficer
in quarantine
district.

To prevent
departure of
persons.

To detain
persons and
conveyances.



20. Where any steamboat, boat or vessel is quarantined
or a quarantine district is established a health officer or
sanitary inspector shall have power :

1. To prevent the departure or removal of any person or
thing from said steamship, boat or vessel, or of persons or
conveyances from or into any such locality.

2. To detain persons or conveyances wno or which have
been exposed to infection or contagion for inspection ; and
may order the cleansing, purifying, and disinfecting there-
of and anything contained therein at the expense of the
owner, occupier, or the person having the care and control
thereof, and may order the detention for this purpose of any
steamboat, railway carriage or car and any public convey-
ance and anything contained therein and any person travel-
ling thereby as long as may be necessary to ensure that all
danger of infection is past. No 20 of 1902, s. 20



APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER.

City may 21, Evcry city or town may appoint a health officer, and,

heiith OffiSr. siil>ject to the provisious of this Ordinance, may prescribe
his powers, duties, and remuneration, and the clerk of the
council of such city or town shall file a notice of such
appointment with the Commissioner within fourteen days
thereafter. No. 20 of 1902, s. 21.

Health Officer •S* Every health officer of a city or town shall before

to report. ^j^^ third day of every month report to the Commissioner in

the form A in the schedule to this Ordinance, the number



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of cases of coutagious or infectious disease and of typhoid
fever arising within the limits of such city or town during
the preceding month. No. 20 of 1902, s. 22.

23, Whenever a disease of a fatal or malignant character May compel
is discovered to exist in any house and such house is J^habitint.
situated in an unhealthy or crowded place or is in a filthy
or neglected state or is inhabited by too many persons, the
health officer havinir jurisdiction in the place in which it
is situate may compel the inhabitants of such house to re-
move therefrom and may place them in some more health-
ful situation under good shelter until measures can be taken
for the immediate cleansing, ventilation, purification or dis-
infection of such house No 20 of 1902, s. 28.



PRECAUTIONS AGAINST CONTAGION.

24? Any person who —

1. Having reason to believe that he or any person over Penalty for
whom he has control whether as parent, guardian or mas- ^u^gg awiafec-
ter, or captain of a steamboat ; or that anything within his tion.
possession has become infected and who does or causes or
permits to be done any act whereby any other person is or

may become exposed to infection, or who refuses or neglects
to cause such disinfection of any such person or thing as is
herein prescribed ; or who,

2. Being occupant of any infected house causes or per- Allowing i^er-
mits to enter therein any person who is not a medical prac- fXc^^house
titioner or other necessary attendant on the sick or a per-
son acting under instructions from any health officer ; or

who,

3. Not being an inmate of any infected house or a rtsi- Entering qua-
dent of any quarantined steamboat or district or a medical IJ^thout per-
practitioner or other necessary attendant on the sick, or a mission.
person acting under instructions from any health officer,
knowingly enters any infected house or steamboat or who,

4. Being a physician in attendance on any infected per- Physician for
son fails to take such precautions as to disinfection of his Sngliioth^.
person and clothing as are prescribed by the Medical Health

Officer ; or who,

6. Being a nurse or other person charged with the care Nurse not
or nursing of any infected person or of any person ill of ^^«»n^ectmg,
typhoid lever refuses or neglects to take such measures res-
pecting the disinfection and disposal of the discharges from
any such person as are prescribed by the Medical Health
Officer ; or who,

6. Being owner or tenant of any infected house either Owner oflfer-
by himself or his agent knowingly offers for sale or hire Jufinf*^^"^^
such house or any part thereof without first causing it to
be disinfected as prescribed by the Medical Health Officer,
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to be let for hire to any part of which any person is ad-
mitted as a boarder or lodger ; or who,
Allowing 7. Being the parent or guardian of any pupil in atten-

ted hoS^^tT dance at any school residing in any house which has become
attend school, infected, or the proprietor of any house which has become
infected at which any child is boarded or lodged, thereafter
allows such pupil to attend any school without first deliver-
ing to the teacher of such school a medical practitioner's
certificate certifying to the fact that the disinfection pres-
cribed by the Medical Health Officer has been done under
his direction both as to the person and clothing of the
child and the house at which it is boarded or lodged,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary con-
viction there of to a penalty not exceeding $50 and costs ;
Proviso. , Provided that any healthy adult inmate of any house in-
fected with measles or scarlet fever may under the direc-
tion of a medical practitioner be disinfected as to his person
and clothing as prescribed by the Medical Health Officer
and thereupon be allowed to change his place of abode ; and,
Provided that any inmate of any infected house may do
whatever is necessary to procure medical or other aid in
any emergency.
Medicaioffioer (2.) The medical practitioner in attendance or any health
pfttexit™*^^^ officer may order the removal of any infected person or
thing to any hospital, pest house or any insolated building
or tent provided for the purpose. No. 20 of 1902, s. 24.

Penalty. 25. Any persou who knowingly, without permission

from the Medical Health Officer or a local board in the

place to which such person is brought.

For bringing 1. Brings iuto the Territory any person ill of any infec-

St^Temto^ tious or contagious disease, dangerous to the public health,

or
Landing 2. Lands in any part of the Territory any person so ill

T^ritorywith ^^^^ ^^J vessel or ship, shall be liable to a penalty of not
infected less than one hundred or more than four hundred dollars.

person. jf^^ 20 of 1902, S. 25.

u ^notic^ of* ^®* "When any person becomes sick of small-pox, malig-
infSuo^s^ naut cholera, diphtheria, typhoid fever, scarlet fever or any
disease. infectious disease, in any house, vessel or other place, in the

Territory, the proprietor or other person in charge or pos-
session of such house, vessel or place, shall display in some
conspicuous place thereon a yellow flag or a placard, not
less than twelve inches square, and shall keep the same
displayed during the prevalence of any such infectious
disease. No. 26 of 1902, s. 26.

Medical prac- ^^* Any medical practitioner attending any person ill of
titioner to typhoid fcver not within the limits of any city or town
shall inspect the premises where such person resides and if

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he should haye reason to believe that the water supply miaes where
thereof has become contaminated by reason of any cesspool JSaidL.^*^'™^'^
or privy pit being adjacent thereto he shall forthwith notify
the owner or occupant of such premises to cause immediate
removal of the contents thereof, and the subsequent disin-
fection and filling up with earth of such cesspool or privy
pit.

(2 ) Any medical practitioner refusing or neglecting to Penalty.
comply with the provisions of this section shall be guilty
of an offence and liable on summary conviction thereof to
a penalty not exceeding $10 and costs.

(8.) Any person refusing or neglecting to obey any order Penalty for
or notice given pursuant to the provisions of this section Sbfy^SJSel*^
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary con-
viction thereof to a penalty not exceding $10 and costs.
No. 20 of 1902, s. 27.

PENALTIES.

25S. Any person who violates any provision of this Ordi- Penalty.
nance or any reflation made by the Medical Health Officer
thereunder, shall be liable for every such offence to a penalty
not exceeding $100 and costs.

(2.) "Where any person has been convicted of an offence Penalty for
under this Ordinance, or under any regulation of the Medi- ^^no^^
cal Health Officer in force thereunder, and such offence is in
the nature of an omission or neglect, or is in respect of the
existence of a nuisance or other unsanitary condition, which
it is such person's duty to remove, or is in respect to the
erection or construction of anything contrary to the pro-
visions of this Ordinance, or of any regulation of the Medi-
cal Health Officer in force thereunder, then in case the pro-
per authority in that behalf gives reasonable notice to such
person to make good such omission or neglect, or to remove
such nuisance or unsanitary condition, or to remove the
thing which has been erected or constructed contrary to
this Ordinance or to its regulations and default is made in
respect thereot, the person offending may be convicted for
such default, and shall be liable to the punishment as was,
or might have been imposed for the original offence, and so
on from time to time as often as after another conviction a
new notice is given and the default continues ; and in the
case of a third or subsequent conviction, it shall not be
necessary in the information, conviction or other proceed-
ings to make any reference to any conviction except the
first, or to any notice except that in respect of which the
proceedings are then being taken. No. 20 of 1902, s. 28.

^O. Any person defacing, destroying or removing any Penalty for
notice provided for by this Ordinance before the disinfection ^^[^^*^
herein provided for has been done shall be guilty of an
offence and be liable on conviction thereof to a fine not
exceeding flO and costs. No. 20 of 1902, s. 80.



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Penalty for SO. Any person who neglects or refuses to obey any

^"vTi^^of order given to him by a health officer, medical practitioner

health officer, or sauitary inspector in pursuance of the provisions of this

Ordinance shall .be guilty of an offence and on summary

conviction thereof be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100

with costs. No. 20 of 1902, s. 31.

Penalty for 31. Whoever assaults, obstructs, molests or hinders any
heai3i^offi«r. h^3,lth officer, coustable or other person in the execution of
any duty or exercise of any power conferred upon him by
this Ordinance shall be guilty of an offence and liable on
summary conviction thereof to a penalty not exceeding
$25 and costs. No. 20 of 1902, s. 32.



EXPENDITURE UNDER ORDINANCE.

Payment out 32» The Commissioner may order the payment of any
of general f^Q allowauce or Other remuneration for services rendered
or supplies furnished under the provisions of this Ordin-
ance out of the general revenue fund. No. 20 of 1902, s.
33.



revenue.



Payment for 88. Where the necessity and urgency for so doing is
u^eiT^^'^n- established to the satisfaction of the Commissioner by
diture. rcasou of the inability of any person or the friends of any

person who may be suffering from any infectious or con-
tagious disease to provide for such person the medical aid,
accommodation, and such other services or articles neces-
sary to mitigate or prevent the spread of any such disease
the Commissioner may in his discretion authorize the
Medical Health Officer or any other person to provide such
medical aid, accommodation or other service or article as
may be required for such person, and the cost of the same
may be defrayed out of the general revenue fund. No. 20
1902, s. 34.

DISEASE OUTSIDE THE TERRITORY.

Ingress from ^^» When any part of the Territory becomes exposed to

^'i^t^^vf ffected any contagious, infectious or epidemic disease then existing

crfbtd. ^^^ in any place outside the Territory, the Commissioner may

declare that such disease exists in such place as aforesaid

and proscribe all ingress to the Territory therefrom for a

period to be named in such order. No. 20 of 1902, s. 35.

GENERAL.

Repiationfeto 35« The regulations set forth in the schedule to this

be in force. Ordinance shall be in force throughout the Territory until

altered or amended under the provisions of this Ordinance,

and it shall be the duty of all constables and peace officers

to enforce their observance. No. 20 of 1902, s. 86.



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SCHEDULE.

1. No person shall suffer the accumulation upon his Not to accu-
premises, or deposit, or permit the deposit, upon any lot ^^^^ ^P^^^

f , • X L • p xi_ • i_ • 1- J j.i_ <*** premises.

belonging to him, of anything which may endanger the
public health, or deposit upon, on or into any street, any
manure or other refuse, or vegetable or animal matter or
filth.

2. No person shall offer for sale as food any diseased ^^^l^^^^^
animal, or any meat, fruit, fish, vegetables, milk or other animal for
article of food which, by reason of disease, adulteration, ^^®-
impurity or any other cause, is unfit for use.

3. All privies, privy vaults and cesspools shall be regu- Privies to be
larly emptied by the occupant of the premises whereon r*^^3a!riy
they are situated^ at least once a week during the period

from June . 1st tp Qctober Ist.

4. All putrid and decaying animal or vegetable matter Putrid matter
shall be removed from all cellars, building or out-buildings ^ ®**™^^ •
and yards on or before the Ist day of May in each year.

5. Every householder and every hotel and restaurant Garbage to
keeper or other person shall dispose of all garbage for the ^^^e^^^^pos^^^^
disposal of which he is responsible, either by burning the

same, or by placing it in a proper covered receptacle, the
contents of which shall be regularly removed as often as
twice a week.

6. Between the 15th day of May and the 1st day of ^^^^.^^^
November no hog shall be kept within the limits of any ®^ ^^v^^-
district, except in pens seventy-five feet from any house,

with floors kept free from standing water and regularly
cleansed.

7 The keeper of every livery or other stable shall keep Livery stables
his stable and yard clean, and shall not permit between the ^ea^ ^^*
15th day of May and the 1st day of November, more than
two wagon loads of manure to accumulate in or near the
same at any one time, except by permission of the Medical
Health Officer.



8. No animal affected with any infectious or contagious Animal infec-

- -^ - - & — ted with

contagious
disease not t<
be exported.



disease shall be brought or kept within any district. No. ^tiagious

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FOEM A,— SECTION 22.
REPORT OF CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

Attended by Dr of during the month of. A.D. 19. . .



Name of Patient



Age.



Sex.



Residence.



Disease.



Remarks.



Dated at this day of A.D. 19.



.M.D.



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1902 HOSPITALS Cap. 10 111

CHAPTER 10.

An Ordinance to regulate Public Aid to Hospitals.

SHOBT TITLE.

!• This Ordinance may be cited as " The Hospitals Ordu Short tiUe.
nance.'' N. W. T., c. 10, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION.

^ In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise interpretation
requires —

1. The expression " free patient " means every person "Freepatient"
admitted to a hospital for actual treatment and stay by

or for whom or on whose behalf no money is paid or given
or money's worth given for such treatment or stay.

2. The expression " partially free patient " means every "PartiaUy
person admitted to a hospital for actual treatment and ^"^ ^**^®°**
stay by or for whom or on whose behalf only part of the

cost of such treatment and stay is paid in money or money's
worth. N. W. T., c. 20, s. 2.

GRANTS IN AID OF HOSPITALS.

8. Aid from the general revenue fund of the Territory Hoapitaifl
may be given to hospitals named in the schedule to this J?^®^^^
Oroinance upon the terms and under the provisions of this "
Ordinance. N. W. T., c. 20, s. 8.

4. In case of public moneys being appropriated for the Grants from
purposes of this Ordinance by the Commissioner in Council ^ney^
every such hospital complying with the requirements of
this Ordinance and of all orders made by the Commissioner
hereunder, shall receive in each year aid from such moneys
to the extent and amount following that is to say : —

1. Every such hospital shall have and receive 50 cents
per day for each day's actual treatment and stay of every
patient ;

2. Every such hospital shall have and receive an addi-
tional grant of |2 per day for each day's actual treatment
and stay of every partially free patient admitted to or being
within such hospital during the calendar year for which
such aid is granted less the number of days represented by
any money's worth given for such treatment and stay at
the cost of |4 i)er day.

8. Every such hospital shall have and receive an addi-
tional grant of |2 per day for each day's actual treatment of
every free patient admitted to or being within such hospital
during the calendar year next preceding that for which
such aid is given. N. W. T., c. 20, s. 4.



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When 5. If in any year the aggregate aid payable under this

msufficient.^'* Ordinance shall exceed the amount of money so appro-
priated then every such hospital shall only receive such
sum as will bear the same proportion to the amount of aid
which but for this section it would receive as the amount
of money so appropriated bears to such aggregate aid as
aforesaid. N. W. T., c. 20, s. 6.



When and
how returns
to be made.



BETURNS.

©• The Commissioner may from time to time fix and
direct the particulars to be contained in and the form,
manner and time of making returns and shall fix luid direct
the form and manner of the oath, affirmation or declara-
tion required for the verification ol any such return and the
person or persons by whom such oath shall be made.
N. W. T., c. 20, s. 6.



Inspection
of hoepitals.



INSPECTION OF HOSPITALS.

T. The Commissioner may from time to time appoint an
inspector or inspectors to visit and inspect every such
hospital and make all proper inquiries as to the main-
tenance, management and afiairs thereof; and by examina-
tion of the registers and by such other means as he or they
deem necessary all and every such inspector or inspec-
tors shall particularly satisfy himself or themselves as to
the correctness of any returns made under this Ordinance
or under any order of the Commissioner in that behalf;
upon all which matters he or they shall make a report to
the Commissioner. N. W. T., c. 20, s. 7.



Penalty for
making false
return.



FALSE RETURNS.



^. Any person who knowingly and wilfully makes or is
a party to or procures to be made directly or indirectly any
false return either under this Ordinance or any Order of
the Commissioner shall on summary conviction incur a
penalty of $600. N. W. T., c. 20, s. 8.



Kxtension of
aid to other
hospitals.



EXTENSION TO OTHER HOSPITALS.

O. The Commissioner may by order direct that any
institution similar to those named in the schedule hereto
shall be thereafter taken as named in the said schedule ; and
thereupon and thereafter any such institution shall receive
aid under this Ordinance after the manner and to the same
extent as the institutions named in the said schedule.
N. W. T., c. 20, s. 9



SCHEDULE.

The Good Samaritan Hospital, Dawson.
St. Mary's Hospital, Dawson.



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CHAPTER 11.

An Ordinance respecting Commissioners to make
Inquiries concerning Public Matters.



!• The Commissioner of the Yukon Territory may, CommisBioner
when he deems it expedient to cause inquiry to be "|^ appoint
made into and concemmg any matter withm the juris- to enquire
diction of the Council of the said Yukon Territory, appoint JSiStere^^°
commissioners to make such inquiry and report thereon.
No. 24 of 1899, s. 1.

2. He may, by the commission by which he appoints He may
them, confer upon the commissioners the power of sum- ^^ni^ionera
moning witnesses before them and to require such witnes- to summon
ses to give evidence on oath, orally or in writing, or on ^toee»M oJ?
solemn affirmation if they are persons entitled to affirm in oath.
civil matters, and to produce such documents and things
as the commissioners may deem requisite to the fall inves-
tigation of the matters into which they are appointed to
inquire ; and the commissioners shall have the same
power to enforce the attendance of vntnesses, and to com-
pel them to give evidence, as is vested in any court of
record in civil cases. No. 24 of 1899, s 2.



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