Chapter 11 HEALTH AND SANITATION*
Section 11-114 Powers and duties of director.
It is hereby made the duty of the director, and he is hereby
directed and empowered as follows:
(1) In all suspected cases of sexually
transmitted disease in the infectious stage, owing to the
prevalence of such diseases among prostitutes, all prostitutes may be considered as suspected
persons. In such cases the director shall use every available means of determining whether the
person suspected of being infected is suffering from such disease in the infectious state.
Whenever such disease is found to exist, the director shall, whenever possible, ascertain the
source of such infection. In such investigations the director is hereby vested with full powers of
inspection, examination, isolation and treatment of all persons, places and things as provided in
(2) Inasmuch as prostitution is a
prolific source of sexually transmitted infection, the director
and all other subordinate officers shall use every proper means of suppressing the same, and all
such officers are hereby prohibited from issuing certificates or other evidences of freedom from
sexually transmitted disease.
(3) Cases of gonococcus infection
shall be regarded by the director as infectious until at least
two (2) successive bacteriological examinations, taken not less than twenty-four (24) hours apart,
fail to show gonococci.
(4) The director may isolate persons
infected with any of such sexually transmitted diseases
in a place provided by the city whenever and as long as isolation is necessary to protect the
(Code 1964, § 10.320)