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EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 3 of 1897


  • Act nº 3 of 1897

Preamble

THE EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT, 1897

[Act, No. 3 of 1897]1

[AS ON 1957]

[4th February, 1897]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the better prevention of the spread of Dangerous Epidemic Diseases.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provided for the better prevention of the spread of dangerous epidemic disease ; It is hereby enacted as follows :--

1. This Act has been amended in its application to--

(1) the Punjab by the Epidemic Diseases (Punjab Amendment) Act, 1944 (Punjab Act 3 of 1944); in East Punjab by East Punjab Act 1 of 1947;

(2) the C. P. and Berar by the C. P. and Berar Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 1945 (C. P. and Berar Act 4 of 1945.)


Section 1. Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called the Epidemic Diseases Act, 18971.

2[(2) It extends to the whole of India except3 [the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part BStates.]]4

1. This Act has been amended in its application to --

(1) the Punjab by the Epidemic Diseases (Punjab Amendment) Act, 1944 (Punjab Act 3 of 1944); in East Punjab by East Punjab Act 1 of 1947;

(2) the C. P. and Berar by the C. P. and Berar Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 1945 (C. P. and Berar Act 4 of 1945.)

2. Substituted by the Adaptation of Laws order, 1950.

3. Substituted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956 for "part BStates."

4. The word "and" at the end of sub-section (2), and sub-section (3), Repealed by Act 10 of 1914, Section 3 and Schedule II.


Section 2. Power to take special measures and prescribe regulations as to dangerous epidemic diseases

(1) When at any time the 1[State Government] is satisfied that 2[the State] or any part thereof is visited by, or threatened with, an outbreak of any dangerous epidemic disease, the 3[State Government, if 4[it] thinks that the ordinary provisions of the law for the time being in force are in sufficient for the purpose, may take, or require or empower any person to take, such measures and, by public notice, prescribe such temporary regulations to be observed by the public or by any person or class of persons as 4[it] shall deem necessary to prevent the outbreak of such disease or the spread thereof, and may determine in what manner and by whom any expenses incurred (including compensation if any) shall be defrayed.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the 3[State Government] may take measures and prescribe regulations for--

(a) 5[***]

(b) the inspection of persons traveling by railway or otherwise, and the segregation, in hospital, temporary accommodation or otherwise, of persons suspected by the inspecting officer of being infected with any such disease.

(3) 6[***]

1. Substituted by the A.O.1937, for "G.G. in C."

2. Substituted by the A.O.1937, for "India".

3. Substituted by the Government of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order, 1937 as modified by the Government of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Supplementary order, 1937 for "G.G. in C."

4. Substituted by the A.O.1937, for "he".

5. Omitted by A.O.1937.

6. Sub-section (3) omitted by Act 38 of 1920, Section 2. and Schedule I.


Section 2A. Power of Central Government

When the Central Government is satisfied that Indian or any part thereof is visited by, or threatened with, an outbreak of any dangerous epidemic disease and that the ordinary provisions of the law for the time being in force are insufficient to prevent the outbreak of such disease or the spread thereof, the Central Government may take measures and prescribe regulations for the inspection of any ship or vessel leaving or arriving at any port in 1[the territories to which this Act extends] and for such detention thereof, or of any person intending to sail therein, or arriving thereby, as may be necessary.

1. Substituted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) order, 1956 for " a part A State or a Part C State".


Section 3. Penalty

Any person disobeying any regulation or order made under this Act shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.(45 of 1860).

Section 4. Protection to persons acting under Act

No suit or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything done or in good faith intended to be done under this Act.