Mo. Code Regs. tit. 19 § 20-20.050

Current through Register Vol. 45, No. 17, September 1, 2020
Section 19 CSR 20-20.050 - Quarantine or Isolation Practices and Closing of Schools and Places of Public and Private Assembly

PURPOSE: This rule provides for the isolation or quarantine of persons and animals with a communicable disease and their contacts; it also authorizes the closing of schools and places of public and private assembly.

(1) The local health authority, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services or the director's designated representative shall require isolation of a patient or animal with a communicable disease, quarantine of contacts, concurrent and terminal disinfection, or modified forms of these procedures necessary for the protection of the public health. The isolation of a patient, animal or contact shall be carried out according to the methods of control in 19 CSR 20-20.040(1).
(2) No person or animal infected with or suspected of having a communicable disease listed in 19 CSR 20-20.020(1)-(3) or any contact of a disease subject to quarantine or isolation shall move or be moved from one (1) health jurisdiction to another, unless necessary for medical care, without notice to and consent from the local health authority, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services or the director's designated representative. If a person is moved for the reason of medical care, the health authority who ordered the isolation or quarantine shall be notified within seventy-two (72) hours.
(3) The local health authority, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services or the director's designated representative is empowered to close any public or private school or other place of public or private assembly when, in the opinion of the local health authority, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services or the director's designated representative, the closing is necessary to protect the public health. However, in a statewide pandemic, only the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services or the director's designated representative shall have the authority to close a public or private school or other place of public or private assembly. The director or designated representative shall consult with the local health authorities prior to any such closing. Any school or other place of public or private assembly that is ordered closed shall not reopen until permitted by whomever ordered the closure.

19 CSR 20-20.050

AUTHORITY: section 192.020, RSMo Supp. 2006.* This rule was previously filed as 13 CSR 50-101.061. Original rule filed Dec. 11 , 1981, effective May 13, 1982. Emergency amendment filed June 15, 2007, effective July 6, 2007, expired Jan. 1, 2008. Amended: Filed June 15, 2007, effective Jan. 30, 2008.

*Original authority: 192.020, RSMo 1939, amended 1945, 1951, 2004.