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Sexually Transmitted Infections

The Original VD Quarantine Act to Protect the Military

From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access
[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 7, 2003 and February 12, 2003]
[CITE: 42USC26]

                         SUBCHAPTER I--GENERALLY
Sec. 26. Isolation of civilians for protection of military, air 
        and naval forces
    The Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Air Force and the 
Secretary of the Navy are authorized and directed to adopt measures for 
the purpose of assisting the various States in caring for civilian 
persons whose detention, isolation, quarantine, or commitment to 
institutions may be found necessary for the protection of the military, 
air and naval forces of the United States against venereal diseases.

(July 9, 1918, ch. 143, ch. XV, Sec. 2, 40 Stat. 886.)


    The Secretary of the Air Force was inserted in text under the 
authority of section 207(a), (f) of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title 
II, 61 Stat. 501, and Secretary of Defense Transfer Order No. 40 [App. 
A(73)], July 22, 1949. The Department of War was designated the 
Department of the Army and the title of the Secretary of War was changed 
to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947. 
Sections 205(a) and 207 (a), (f) of act July 26, 1947, were repealed by 
section 53 of act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of 
act Aug. 10, 1956, enacted ``Title 10, Armed Forces'', which in sections 
3010 to 3013 and 8010 to 8013 continued the Departments of the Army and 
Air Force under the administrative supervision of a Secretary of the 
Army and a Secretary of the Air Force, respectively.

                          Transfer of Functions

    For transfer of certain functions insofar as they pertain to the Air 
Force, and to the extent that they were not previously transferred to 
the Secretary of the Air Force from the Secretary of the Army, see 
Secretary of Defense Transfer Order No. 40 [App. A(73)], July 22, 1949.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 27 of this title.



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