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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 5. TUBERCULOSIS [121350 - 121555]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Tuberculosis Control [121350 - 121460]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7. )

  
121369.  

For purposes of Sections 121365, 121366, and 121367, all of the following shall apply:

(a)  If necessary, language interpreters and persons skilled in communicating with vision-impaired and deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals shall be provided in accordance with applicable law.

(b)  Those sections do not permit or require the forcible administration of any medication without a prior court order.

(c)  Any and all orders authorized under those sections shall be made by the local health officer. His or her authority to make the orders may be delegated to the person in charge of medical treatment of inmates in penal institutions within the local health officer’s jurisdiction, or pursuant to Section 7. The local health officer shall not make any orders incorporating by reference any other rules or regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 94, Sec. 19. (AB 1709) Effective January 1, 2017.)