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Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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17Power of [F1Regional Agency] to remove temporarily inmates from building in which infectious disease occurs.N.I.

(1)Where any infectious disease occurs in a building, or where [F2the Regional Agency] deem it necessary to disinfect any building, [F3the Regional Agency], acting on the advice of its[F4 Director of Public Health], may—

(a)cause any person who is not himself suffering from the disease and who consents to leave the building, or where the person is a child, with the consent of the person having care of him, to be removed therefrom to any temporary shelter or house accommodation provided by [F5the Regional Agency];

(b)cause any such person to be so removed without any consent, if a court of summary jurisdiction, being satisfied, on the application of [F6the Regional Agency], of the necessity for the removal, makes an order in that behalf, which order shall be subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified therein.

(2)[F7The Regional Agency] may provide and shall defray the cost of the provision of temporary shelter or house accommodation for the purposes of this section.

(3)[F8The Regional Agency] shall in every case cause the removal to be effected and the conditions of any order to be satisfied without charge to the person removed.

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