Health Ordinances of the Board of Health of the Town of Chester page 1
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BOARD OF HEALTH
OF THE TOWN OF CHESTER, 1887.
The HEALTH LAWS of the State of New York require:
(1.) The organization and constant maintenance of a local board of health in every town, city, and incorporated village.
(2.) Trustworthy and responsible membership of the board, the filling of vacancies, and for a continuous service of each board.
(3.) It requires the board to define the powers and fix the compensation of a competent health officer.
(4.) It gives to the board ample ample authority over the preventable causes of contagious and infectionous diseases.
(5.) It requires the board to make regulations against nuisances and other causes of danger to the public health.
(6.) It authorizes the board, by an appointed officer or other person, to enter upon any premises or place to make necessary sanitary examination (and for any other purpose.)
(7.) Each board of health is required
(a.) To receive and examine into the nature of complaints concerning causes of danger and injury to the public health.
(b.) To report to the State Board of Health facts concerning infectious and epidemic diseases.
(c.) To take charge of, and provide for, the quarantine of cases of contagion and its sources.
(d.) To provide for the care of destitute and dangerously infectious persons.
(e.) To report every case of smallpox, and to provide the imeans for thoroough and safe vaccinnations of those who may need it.
(f.) To supervise the registrations of deaths, diseases and causes of death to examine an certificates and records of death and returns of doctors.
(g.) To designate persons who shall grant permits for burial.
(h.) To supervise and make complete the registration of deaths, births and marriages.
(i.) To publish necessary regulations and orders of "general obligation."
(j.) To compel conmpliance with, and if need be to execute, their orders, and in such procedures to issue warrants to constables, and, if necessary, to the Sheriff, to bring to the Boards aid the power of the county. Such warrants to have the same force as if issued out of any court of record.
(l.) To employ any necessary aid to enforce the execution of the orders and regulations published and made; to impose penalties for non-compliance therewith, and to obtain judgment and fix liens for the payment of work executed by the board.
(8.) The law also provides that the State Board of Health shall notify local boards to meet for reasons given, and to take action against causes of danger to the public health: also to give notice of any neglect in the registration of deaths, births. and marriages, and the buried of the dead; and in case of continued neglect to enfore the registration laws, after three months' notice, to take control of said registration continued to be neglected by the local authorities, until they shall agree to and actuany make the said records and registry complete as required by law.
(9.) Any refusal or willful neglect on the part of any person to comply with the laws and regulations for such registrationd is declared to be a misdemeanor, punishable in any court of competent jurisdiction and the State Board of Health may appear as the complainant in the prosecution of such a misdeneanor, when by the fault or refusal of any local board or officer.
At a meeting of the Board of Health of the Town of Chester, N. Y., held at the Washington Hotel, March 5th, 1887, Joseph Durland was appointed Citizen Member and Dr. S. G. Carpenter, Health Officer. The following Revised Laws and Ordinances relating to the Public Health, were passed and adopted, and are hereby published, to be observed by the inhabitants of said town:
|Title||Health Ordinances of the Board of Health of the Town of Chester|
|Publisher.Original||Board of Health|
|Description||The Town of Chester public health ordinances required by the State of New York regulate whatever is dangerous to human life or to the health and what-ever renders the air or food and water or drink unwholesome including burials, contagious diseases, water, waste, trash, markets, and slaughter houses.|
|Subject.LCSH||Public health laws--New York (State)|
|Subject.local||Chester Town Government|
Carpenter, Solomon G., 1825-1901
Durland, Joseph, 1832-1910
Grist, Walter J.
Hadden, Samuel S., 1828-1912
King, Andrew J.
Smith, Abel Nelson., 1857-1902
Van Kleeck, Harvey D., 1856-1924
Westervelt, Charles H.
Board of Health of the Town of Chester
State Board of Health
State of New York
Town of Chester
|Location||Chester (Town) - Orange County - New York|
Science & Technology
|Format.Original||Publication, Handout/circular, 4 pages, 5.9 by 9.6 in. (15.1 x 24.3 cm)|
|Source||W. S. Durland Collection|
|Publisher.Digital||Chester Historical Society|
|Holding Institution||Chester Historical Society|
The Chester Historical Society
47 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918
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