§16-4-12. Persons not under treatment.
Where a venereal disease report shows the person is
suffering with such disease in an infectious stage, and is not
under treatment, the local health officer shall at once
investigate and ascertain whether such person so reported is
conducting himself so as to expose others to infection, and shall
take such action as is necessary to protect the public health,
and may arrest, detain and quarantine such person if necessary.