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(A) Employment of personnel. The Health Officer shall select such personnel and assistance as he may deem necessary in order to carry out, in full force, the provisions of this chapter and other applicable provisions of this code.
('68 Code, § 17-42)
(B) Temporary disability. In the event the Health Officer is unable to attend to the duties of his office through sickness or other good cause, the Board may select a suitable person to act temporarily in his stead. Such person shall, while so acting, possess all the authority and responsibilities of the Health Officer.
('68 Code, § 17-43)
(C) Suppression of disease; abatement of nuisances. The Health Officer is hereby authorized to employ the most efficient and practical means for the immediate suppression of disease or the abatement of nuisances.
('68 Code, § 17-44)
(D) Records. A complete record of all inspec- tions made by the city sanitarian and Health Officer shall be entered upon forms supplied by the city. A record shall also be kept by the Health Officer of all complaints, orders issued, notices served and nuisances abated. All records kept by the Health Officer shall be submitted to the Board of Health or the City Council whenever called for.
('68 Code, § 17-45)
(E) Disease investigation and control. Whenever the Health Officer is informed or has reason to believe that a reportable disease exists anywhere within his jurisdiction, he shall immediately investigate and institute such control measures as are elsewhere specified in this chapter and in the regulations of the State Board of Health.
('68 Code, § 17-46)
(F) Inspections. The Health Officer shall make frequent inspections of the jails, hospitals, asylums, schools, hotels, tourist camps, boarding houses, restaurants, confectioneries, and other public establishments or institutions in the city. He shall make a written report to the City Council, with a copy to the State Commissioner of Health, setting forth any faulty sanitary arrangements or any defects in the dietary provisions, which, in his opinion, might be dangerous or detrimental to, the health of those persons subjected to such detrimental or dangerous conditions.
('68 Code, § 17-47)
(G) Efficiency of operations. In addition to the duties and powers of the Health Officer enumerated in this division, he shall be empowered to employ the most efficient and practical available means for the prevention and suppression of disease. It shall accordingly be his duty to so do, and to administer the provisions of this code relative to health and sanitation, and to establish, with the approval of the Board of Health, such other rules and regulations as are necessary to effect the prevention and suppression of disease, and the abatement of nuisances.
('68 Code, § 17-48)
(H) Right of entry. For the purpose of inspection to determine conditions or practices which may be in violation of any of the applicable provisions of this code, for the investigation of complaints alleging such violations, and for the institution of measures to enforce compliance with the applicable provisions of this code, the Health Officer is hereby authorized and empowered to enter any portion of any public or private building or premises for the purpose of investigation and the correction of alleged unsanitary conditions dangerous to public health and for the investigation and control of known or suspected disease for which isolation or quarantine are herein prescribed.
('68 Code, § 17-49)
(Ord. 1063, passed 2-12-61)