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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: 42USC266]

 
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. 266. Special quarantine powers in time of war
 
-STATUTE-
      To protect the military and naval forces and war workers of the
    United States, in time of war, against any communicable disease
    specified in Executive orders as provided in subsection (b) of
    section 264 of this title, the Surgeon General, on recommendation
    of the National Advisory Health Council, is authorized to provide
    by regulations for the apprehension and examination, in time of
    war, of any individual reasonably believed (1) to be infected with
    such disease in a communicable stage and (2) to be a probable
    source of infection to members of the armed forces of the United
    States or to individuals engaged in the production or
    transportation of arms, munitions, ships, food, clothing, or other
    supplies for the armed forces.  Such regulations may provide that
    if upon examination any such individual is found to be so infected,
    he may be detained for such time and in such manner as may be
    reasonably necessary.
 
-SOURCE-
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 363, 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.
 
-MISC5-
                     TERMINATION OF WAR AND EMERGENCIES
      Joint Res. July 25, 1947, ch. 327, Sec. 3, 61 Stat. 451, provided
    that in the interpretation of this section, the date July 25, 1947,
    shall be deemed to be the date of termination of any state of war
    theretofore declared by Congress and of the national emergencies
    proclaimed by the President on Sept. 8, 1939, and May 27, 1941.
 
-SECREF-
                   SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS
      This section is referred to in section 271 of this title.
 


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