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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 105. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL [120100 - 122477]

  ( Division 105 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7. )
  

PART 1. ADMINISTRATION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL [120100 - 120305]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Functions and Duties of the State Department of Health Services [120125 - 120163]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7. )

  
120140.  

Upon being informed by a health officer of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease the department may take measures as are necessary to ascertain the nature of the disease and prevent its spread. To that end, the department may, if it considers it proper, take possession or control of the body of any living person, or the corpse of any deceased person.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1996.)