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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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