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VENEREAL DISEASES ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Examination of persons infected or suspected to be infected with venereal disease.

   3.   Powers of medical officer of health, etc.

   4.   Duty to name contact.

   5.   Powers of an authorised officer.

   6.   Protection of an authorised officer, etc.

   7.   Offences by an authorised officer, etc.

   8.   Offences and penalties.

   9.   Regulations.

   10.   Act to be read with Public Health Act.

CHAPTER 284
VENEREAL DISEASES ACT.

Commencement: 30 September, 1977.

   An Act to provide for the examination and treatment of persons infected with venereal diseases and for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "authorised officer" means a police officer not below the rank of inspector of police and includes a chief not below the rank of a gombolola chief;

   (b)   "health inspector" means a health or sanitary inspector of the Ministry responsible for health and includes any member of the subordinate medical staff or other person appointed by the chief medical officer to act as such within any district;

   (c)   "medical officer of health" means any medical officer in the employment of the Government and includes any member of the Government medical subordinate staff being a registered or licensed medical practitioner or other medical practitioner appointed by the chief medical officer to act as such in any district;

   (d)   "venereal disease" means syphilis, gonorrhoea, chancroid, lympho granuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale and includes sexually transmitted diseases such as nongonococcal, urethritis, trichomoniasis, candidiasis, condyl

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