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or member of the department of health of this city, or who shall, without being a member of the department of health, wear in public the uniform adopted and used by said department, or wear and use the badge, star or buttons used by the department of health, or any similar in appearance, or who shall, without being lawfully entitled to have in his possession as a member of the department of health a star or badge of authority, produce or display the same and thereby obtain free passage upon any public conveyance within the city, shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
*1171b. Counterfeiting department star, buttons, etc.] Any person who shall counterfeit or imitate, or cause to be counterfeited or imitated, or who shall use or wear any star, badge, button or device adopted and used by the department of health without authority so to do from the commissioner of health, shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
SUBMISSION OF COPIES OF REPORTS TO CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
An Ordinance requiring public documents to be sent to the Chicago Public Library. [Passed July 15, 1912.]
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:
Section 1. Every officer of the city, and every head of an executive department or bureau, and every board, commission or chief of any department or branch of the city government, shall mail six copies of all printed reports, pamphlets, circulars, and all other printed matter and public documents intended for general distribution or designed to preserve records, or issued for the information of the public, to the Chicago Public Library immediately upon the issuance of same. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH
1172. Duties.] It shall be the duty of the assistant commissioner of health to attend at the health office, every day, except Sunday, to discharge the duty of seeing that a faithful record is kept of reports and other matters relating to the department of health; and in case of absence or sickness of the commissioner of health, or when directed by the mayor, he shall perform all the duties herein assigned to the commissioner of health.
* New section, added March 22, 1915.
1173. Office created.] There is hereby created the office of city physician. He shall be appointed by the mayor by and with the advice and consent of the city council.
1174. Bond.] Said city physician shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, execute a bond to the city in the sum of five thousand dollars, with such sureties as the city council shall approve, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.
1175. Ex officio member of department.] Said city physician shall be a member ex officio of the department of health; provided, however, that he shall not exercise any powers, or perform any duty as such member, except as is herein otherwise provided, beyond giving information to and advising and consulting with the commissioner of health, when so requested.
1176. Police cases-examination of.] Said city physician shall, when directed by the general superintendent of police or any police officer having charge thereof, visit any police station and examine and make provision for the care of all persons there found to be sick, injured or insane, and when directed by the general superintendent of police or by any police officer having charge of any police station or by any judge of the municipal court, he shall examine cases of rape or indecent assault and report the result of such examination to the person directing such examination.
1177. City employes-examination of.] Said city physician shall, when directed by the proper authorities, visit and examine employes of the city and report the physical conditions found, to the head of the proper department or bureau. He shall also when directed by the proper authorities examine applicants for positions in the service of the city, applicants for pensions or for retirement from official service, and report the physical conditions found to the person or persons directing such examination.
1178. Personal injury cases-examination of.] Said city physician shall, when directed by the corporation counsel, city attorney, general superintendent of police or a police officer having charge of any police station, visit, investigate and examine all cases of physical injury or illness claimed or alleged to result from defective streets, alleys, sidewalks and bridges, or from any cause which might render the city liable for damages, and report the result of such visits, investigations and examinations to the person directing the same.
1179. Juvenile court cases-examination of. Said city physician shall, when directed by the judge of the juvenile court, examine the physical condition of dependent or delinquent children and report the result of such examination in writing to the officer authorized by said court to receive the same.
1180. Institutions to visit-report on.] Said city physician shall make monthly visits to the House of Correction, the juvenile detention home, the Chicago City Infants' Hospital, the House of the Good Shepherd and the Chicago Erring Women's Refuge, and submit a report of the medical service of these institutions to the city comptroller
at the end of each month, and all unsanitary conditions found to exist he shall report to the commissioner of health.
1181. Reports-records.] Said city physician shall transmit to the city council on the first day of each month a detailed report of the duties he has performed during the preceding month and shall keep a record of the performance of his official duties in a book provided for that purpose, and he shall annually on or before the first day of November send to the city comptroller a statement of all expenditures from appropriations for the maintenance of his office, together with an estimate in detail of the appropriations required for the maintenance of his office during the ensuing fiscal year.
1182. Division established.] There is hereby established a division of the department of health of the city to be known and designated as the health department laboratories.
1183. Appointment of director.] There shall be appointed by the commissioner of health according to law, a director who shall be a bacteriologist and a chemist. He shall be a person skilled in the sciences of analytical chemistry and bacteriology.
1184. Duties of director of the laboratories.] The director shall be subject, at all times, to the control and supervision of said commissioner of health. The director shall have charge of the laboratory division of the department of health, and control, direct, regulate, supervise and manage its operations. It shall be the duty of the director and his assistants to make analyses and examinations of milk and cream, meat, water, foods and drugs, and such medical diagnosis and other examinations as may be directed by the commissioner of health. A record shall be kept of every analysis or examination that may be made.
1185. Assistants and employes.] There shall also be employed in the laboratory division of the department of health, such assistant bacteriologists and chemists and employes as shall be provided for by the city council, who shall be appointed by the commissioner of health according to law, and they shall be under direction of the director, and shall perform such duties as are in this article provided and as the said director may additionally direct.
1186. Bureau established-chief food inspector.] There is hereby established a bureau of food inspection in the department of health. All the employes in said bureau shall be under the supervision and control of the commissioner of health. The chief officer of said bureau shall be known as the chief food inspector. This bureau shall have charge of all milk, meat and ice inspection and such other branches.
of food inspection as are required in this ordinance and as it may hereafter be found necessary to make. All officers and other employes of this bureau shall be appointed according to law.
1187. Officers' defaults.] Any officer or employe of the bureau of food inspection who wilfully connives at or assists in the violation of any of the provisions of this article or of any succeeding article of this chapter, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred dollars for each offense.
BIRTHS AND DEATHS
1188. Births-physicians and midwives must report.] It shall be the duty of every physician or midwife who attends the birth of a child to report the same to the department of health within thirty days from the date of such birth. Such reports shall be made in writing on blank forms to be furnished by said department and shall give the name and date of birth of such child and such other information as said department shall require.
1189. Deaths-physicians and midwives must report.] It shall be the duty of every physician or midwife to make a written report to the department of health within twenty-four hours of the death of any of his or her patients, occurring within the corporate jurisdiction of said department of health; provided, that if a coroner's inquest is called in respect of any such death, the report shall be made to said department of health by the coroner.
All such reports shall be made on blank forms to be furnished by said department of health and shall contain such information as said department of health shall require.
*11892. Certified copies of reports of births and deaths-fee for the same.] The commissioner of health is hereby authorized to issue certified copies of reports of births and deaths on file in the department of health upon the payment to the city collector by the applicant of a fee of fifty (50) cents for each such certified copy.
CONTAGIOUS AND EPIDEMIC DISEASES
1190. Examination and removal of afflicted persons.] It shall be the duty of the commissioner of health to visit and examine, or cause to have visited and examined, all sick persons who shall be reported to him as laboring, or supposed to be laboring, under smallpox, cholera, or any contagious or epidemic disease, and cause all such persons to be removed to the cholera, smallpox, or other hospitals, or to such other safe and proper place as he may think proper, not exceeding three miles from said city, and cause them to be provided with suit
* New section, added December 14, 1914.
able nurses and medical attendance, at their own expense if they are able to pay for the same, but if not, then at the expense of the city. 1191. Isolation-posting notice-penalty.] It shall be the duty of the commissioner of health to impose such restrictions upon, and to exercise such supervision over, all persons afflicted or sick with smallpox, scarlet fever, or any contagious or epidemic disease, as shall be necessary to protect from such disease all persons not of necessity connected with any person so afflicted or sick. To aid in securing the isolation of a person afflicted or sick with a contagious or epidemic disease, the commissioner of health may cause a notice, printed or written in large letters, to be placed upon or near any house in which any such person may be, upon which notice shall be written or printed information setting forth the contagious or epidemic nature of the disease. If after any such notice shall be so posted any person shall deface, alter, mutilate or destroy, or tear down such notice, without permission of the commissioner of health, such person shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, and every occupant of any house or building upon which any such notice shall be so placed or posted as aforesaid shall be held responsible for the removal of the same.
1192. Physicians to report.] Every physician who shall prescribe for or attend any person having a contagious or epidemic disease, such as cholera, yellow fever, scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhus, typhoid fever, smallpox, varioloid, puerperal fever, membranous croup, measles, whooping cough, or any of the grades of such diseases, or any other disease designated as contagious or epidemic by the commissioner of health, shall, within twenty-four hours after first discovering the existence of such disease, make a report thereof in writing to the commissioner of health, which report shall give the name, if known, and the place of dwelling of the person having such disease, together with the character and state of his disease. For the purpose of covering the expense of making each such report the physician making the same shall receive the sum of ten cents; provided all claims for fees for such reports shall be presented before the fifth day of the month succeeding that in which such reports were made.
1193. Institutions to report.] The manager or other person in charge or control of any public or private institution, hotel, boarding or lodging house in said city shall within twenty-four hours after first discovering the existence of such disease, report in writing to the commissioner of health, and state therein the name, if known, condition and disease of any and every person being a patient therein, and sick of any contagious or epidemic disease.
REPORTS OF CASES OF SORE EYES AT BIRTH
An Ordinance requiring reports of cases of infants afflicted with sore eyes at birth, etc. [Passed March 11, 1912.]
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:
Section 1. Every physician, midwife, nurse or other person attending any child at birth or within seven days thereafter, shall report to the commissioner of health every case of sore eyes developed by said