posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 07:51 PM
I have read the whole law and found a few things that really scare me.
There is something wrong with these laws but I don't know how to put it in to words, please help. This is my first post.
83 (3) to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;
84 (4) to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;
100 (10) to waive the commonwealth’s licensing requirements for health care professionals with a
101 valid license from another state in the United States or whose professional training would
102 otherwise qualify them for an appropriate professional license in the commonwealth;
119 Upon request or issuance of an order by the commissioner or his or her designee, or by a local
120 public health authority or its designee, an officer authorized to serve criminal process may arrest
121 without a warrant any person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has violated an
122 order given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection and shall use reasonable diligence to
123 enforce such order.
124 Any person who knowingly violates an order of the commissioner or his or her designee, or of a
125 local public health authority or its designee, given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection
shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or by 126 a fine of note more than
127 one thousand dollars, or both.
191 Department may specify the responsibilities of pharmacists to report to the department unusual
192 or increased prescription rates, unusual types of prescriptions, or unusual trends in pharmacy
193 visits that may indicate a threat to public health. Nothing in this section shall preempt the
authority of a local public health authority to require direct reporting of diseases, 194 injuries, health
195 conditions, and threats to health to the local public health authority.
196 (c) Every local public health authority shall keep a record of all reports received under this
197 section, containing the name and location of all persons reported, their disease, injury, or health
198 condition, the name of the person reporting the case, the date of such report, and other
199 information required by the department.
250 (b) The department is authorized to obtain, upon request, medical records and other information
251 that the department considers necessary to carry out its responsibilities to investigate, monitor,
252 prevent, and control diseases or conditions dangerous to the public health.
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(d) Law enforcement authorities, upon order of the commissioner or his agent or at the request
344 of a local public health authority pursuant to such order, shall assist emergency medical
345 technicians or other appropriate medical personnel in the involuntary transportation of such
346 person to the tuberculosis treatment center. No law enforcement authority or medical personnel
347 shall be held criminally or civilly liable as a result of an act or omission carried out in good faith
348 in reliance on said order.
432 (d) (1) When the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction
433 reasonably believes that a person may have been exposed to a disease or condition that poses a
434 threat to the public health, in addition to their authority under section 96 of chapter 111, the
435 commissioner or the local public health authority may detain the person for as long as may be
436 reasonably necessary for the commissioner or the local public health authority, to convey
437 information to the person regarding the disease or condition and to obtain contact information,
438 including but not limited to the person’s residence and employment addresses, date of birth,....