3707.34 Quarantine and isolation policies.

(A) The health commissioner appointed by a board of health of a general or city health district may act on behalf of the board in administering the provision of sections 3707.04 to 3707.32 of the Revised Code regarding quarantine and isolation if the commissioner acts pursuant to a policy the board adopts as described in division (B) of this section and either of the following applies:

(1) Circumstances render a meeting of the board impractical or impossible.

(2) Delaying action until a meeting of the board compromises the public health.

(B) Each board of health shall adopt a policy, subject to the approval of the district advisory council or city council for city health districts not governed by an advisory council, specifying the actions that a health commissioner may take pursuant to this section. Any action a health commissioner takes in accordance with the board's policy is deemed an action taken by the board unless the board votes to nullify the commissioner's action.

Effective Date: 02-12-2004