From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code [uscode.house.gov] [Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999] [CITE: 42USC265] TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE SUBCHAPTER II - GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES Part G - Quarantine and Inspection -HEAD- Sec. 265. Suspension of entries and imports from designated places to prevent spread of communicable diseases -STATUTE- Whenever the Surgeon General determines that by reason of the existence of any communicable disease in a foreign country there is serious danger of the introduction of such disease into the United States, and that this danger is so increased by the introduction of persons or property from such country that a suspension of the right to introduce such persons and property is required in the interest of the public health, the Surgeon General, in accordance with regulations approved by the President, shall have the power to prohibit, in whole or in part, the introduction of persons and property from such countries or places as he shall designate in order to avert such danger, and for such period of time as he may deem necessary for such purpose. -SOURCE- (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 362, 58 Stat. 704.) -TRANS- TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Office of Surgeon General abolished by section 3 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1966, eff. June 25, 1966, 31 F.R. 8855, 80 Stat. 1610, and functions thereof transferred to Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare by section 1 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1966, set out as a note under section 202 of this title. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare redesignated Secretary of Health and Human Services by section 509(b) of Pub. L. 96-88 which is classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20, Education. -SECREF- SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in section 271 of this title.
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