Quarantine - Subsidiary Act

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Published: 2000

CAP. 041, QUARANTINE ACT- SUBSIDIARY LAW BELIZE

QUARANTINE ACT CHAPTER 41

REVISED EDITION 2003 SHOWING THE SUBSIDIARY LAWS AS AT 31ST OCTOBER, 2003

This is a revised edition of the Subsidiary Laws, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000.

ARRANGEMENT OF SUBSIDIARY LAWS

BELIZE

QUARANTINE ACT CHAPTER 41

REVISED EDITION 2003 SHOWING THE SUBSIDIARY LAWS AS AT 31ST OCTOBER, 2003

This is a revised edition of the Subsidiary Laws, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000.

This edition contains a consolidation of the following laws- Page

1. BILLS OF HEALTH RULES 3-5

2. IMPORTATION OF A CORPSE REGULATIONS 6-7

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CHAPTER 41

BILLS OF HEALTH RULES

ARRANGEMENT OF RULES

1. Short title.

2. Notice of disease.

3. Bills of health.

4. Form of bill of health.

SCHEDULE

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Ch. 32. Ch. 89.

CHAPTER 41

BILLS OF HEALTH RULES (Section 5)

1. These Rules may be cited as the

BILLS OF HEALTH RULES.

2. The Senior Medical Officer shall give written notice to the Comptroller of Customs whenever any plague, rodent plague, epidemic cholera, typhus, leprosy, yellow fever, or small pox (alastrim), exists or ceases to exist in Belize.

3. Bills of health in respect of any port in Belize shall be granted by the Comptroller of Customs under his hand and the seal of the Customs upon payment of a fee of $1.00 for each bill of health.

4. Such bills of health shall be in the form in the Schedule hereto with such alterations and additions as may be necessary in consequence of any notice or notices given as aforesaid by the Senior Medical Officer.

Short title.

Notice of disease.

Bills of health.

Form of bill of health.

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SCHEDULE

BILL OF HEALTH

To all to whom these presents shall come

I,

Comptroller of Customs,

send greeting

WHEREAS the

called the

whose Master is

is about to sail from the Port of

on this day of in the year

of Our Lord two thousand and

bound for and other places beyond the Seas

with persons on board including

the said Master and Passengers.

NOW KNOW ye that I the said Comptroller of Customs do hereby make it known to all men that at the time of granting these presents no Plague, Rodent Plague, Epidemic Cholera, Typhus, Leprosy, Yellow Fever, or Small Pox (Alastrim), exists in or in the neighbourhood of the Town or Port of

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of the Customs on the day and year aforesaid at in Belize.

Seal of

Customs Comptroller of Customs.

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CHAPTER 41

IMPORTATION OF A CORPSE REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

1. Short title.

2. Permission to land corpse.

3. Certificate required.

4. Inner casket.

5. Copy of death certificate.

6. Burial.

7. Offence and penalty.

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CHAPTER 41

IMPORTATION OF A CORPSE REGULATIONS (Section 4)

1. These Regulations may be cited as the

IMPORTATION OF A CORPSE REGULATIONS.

2. No person shall land or attempt to land at any port or place within Belize any corpse which shall arrive in Belize from any port or place outside Belize on board any ship, vessel, boat or aircraft without the previous permission in writing of the Director of Health Services.

3. No person shall land or attempt to land in Belize any corpse of any person without producing a certificate from a medical practitioner that the deceased person had not been suffering from any contagious or infectious disease.

4. The inner casket of the coffin containing the corpse shall be of suitable metal and be hermetically sealed and the above-mentioned inner casket shall be securely fitted into a wooden coffin.

5. On every entry of a corpse into Belize a copy of the death certificate shall accompany the corpse.

6. The burial of the corpse shall be in accordance with the laws and regulations of Belize.

7. Any person contravening any of the above-mentioned Regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

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Ch. 32. Ch. 89.

Short title.

Permission to land corpse.

Certificate required.

Inner casket.

Copy of death certificate.

Burial.

Offence and penalty.
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