WVC 16 - 4 - 13
§16-4-13. Sources of infection.
Whenever it shall appear from any venereal disease report
made by a physician, or other person, or otherwise, or whenever
other reasonable facts are brought to the attention of any local
health officer having proper jurisdiction which show that any
hotel, boardinghouse, rooming house, or other house, place or
thing is the source of infection of a venereal disease, without
such report or other facts showing the particular person or thing
therein as the source of such infection, then the local health
officer shall at once notify the owner, proprietor or person
operating, running or managing said hotel, boardinghouse, rooming
house, or other house, or place, of the essential facts in the
case; and if the place reported as being the source of such
infection be a place or house, commonly reputed in the
neighborhood to be a house or place of prostitution, or house or
place of like character or kind, or is commonly known to be such
by the police of the city (if in any municipality), then the
proprietor, manager or operator of such house and all the inmates
therein shall be apprehended and dealt with the same as other
persons are arrested, detained, examined, quarantined, and
treated, if found infected with a venereal disease.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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