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Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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7Restriction on sending articles exposed to infection by notifiable disease to laundry etc.N.I.

(1)No person shall send, cause to be sent, or take to any laundry or public wash-house for the purpose of being washed, cleaned or dyed any article which he knows to have been exposed to infection from a notifiable disease unless—

(a)the article has been disinfected by, or to the satisfaction of,[F1the Director of Public Health] or some other medical practitioner, or

(b)the article is sent or taken with proper precautions for the purpose of disinfection to a laundry, which has proper facilities for the disinfection thereof, and is accompanied by a written notification that it has been exposed to infection.

(2)[F2The Regional Agency] may pay the expenses of the disinfection of any such article as aforesaid if carried out by them or under their direction.

(3)The occupier of any building in which a person is suffering from a notifiable disease shall, if required by [F3the Director of Public Health]F4. . . , furnish to him the address of any laundry, wash-house or other place to which articles from the building have been, or will be, sent or taken during the continuance of the disease.

(4)Any person who contravenes any provision of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this Part.

(5)In this section “laundry” includes any premises in which a business performing any of the functions or providing any of the facilities of a laundry, dry or wet cleaners or dyers is carried on, whether or not the operations therein are performed by the customers.

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