Public Health Amendment Act 1993

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Public Health Amendment Act 1993
Laws of Bermuda
Annual Volume of Public Acts 1993 : 4

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BERMUDA
1993 : 4

PUBLIC HEALTH AMENDMENT ACT 1993

[Date of Assent 16 March 1993]

[Operative Date 1 June 1993]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Public Health Act 1949:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Short title
1 This Act may be cited as the Public Health Amendment Act
1993.

Amends s66(1) of Act No 24 of 1949
2 Subsection (1) of section 66 of the Public Health Act 1949 ("the
Act") is amended—

(a) by inserting in the definition of "communicable disease"
the words "sexual or a" next before the words "venereal
disease";

(b) by inserting the following definition in its proper
alphabetical place in the subsection—

"sexual disease" means a disease specified in subsection
(2) of section 324 of the Criminal Code;".

PUBLIC HEALTH AMENDMENT ACT 1993

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Amends s99
3 Section 99 of the Act is amended by inserting in the section next
after subsection (3) the following subsection—

" (4) Where in accordance with an order
made under section 69 a person (hereinafter referred to as
"the patient") is examined by a Government Medical Officer or
a private medical practitioner and is found to be suffering
from a sexual disease, the Officer or medical practitioner
shall forthwith both orally and in writing explain to the
patient in clear terms the substance and import of section
324 of the Criminal Code; and, in addition, subsections (1),
(2) (except paragraph (a)) and (3) of this section (including the
penal provisions of those subsections) shall mutatis mutandis
apply in relation to that Officer or medical practitioner and
that patient as those subsections apply in the case where a
person is found to be suffering from a venereal disease.".

Amends s100
4 Section 100 of the Act is amended by inserting in the section
next after subsection (2) the following subsection—

" (3) Where a person, not being a person
compulsorily examined in accordance with an order under
section 69 (hereinafter referred to as "the patient"), is found
on examination by a private medical practitioner to be
suffering from a sexual disease, the medical practitioner shall
forthwith both orally and in writing explain to the patient in
clear terms the substance and import of section 324 of the
Criminal Code; and, in addition, subsections (1) (except
paragraph (a)) and (2) of this section (including the penal
provisions of those subsections) shall mutatis mutandis apply
in relation to that medical practitioner and that patient as
those subsections apply in the case where a person is found
to be suffering from a venereal disease.".

Commencement
5 This Act comes into operation on such day as the Premier may
appoint by notice published in the Gazette.[see BR 22/1993]