[Adopted as Ch. 9, Art. 6 of the 1972 City Code]
All owners, managers and employees of restaurants in the City shall be required to take an annual tuberculosis skin test or when an individual exhibits a positive reaction to the skin test an annual chest x-ray in compliance with NMSA 1953, §§ 12-3-37 through 12-3-39, and if conditions warrant, any other physical or laboratory examination as may be required on an individual basis by the Health Department, and evidence of a negative annual tuberculosis skin test or x-ray shall be recorded on the permits of all food service workers.
No person shall work in any restaurant who does not possess a current food service workers permit issued by the Health Department or for any person to employ, cause to be employed or permit to work for hire or gratis any person who does not possess a current permit.
A ten-day temporary permit may be issued by the Health Department to a food service worker contingent upon satisfactory results of a tuberculosis skin test, or chest x-ray.
A permit or temporary permit may be temporarily suspended by the Health Department when there is suspicion or knowledge of the providing of false information or the existence of new conditions of the permittee that could be dangerous to the individual as well as to fellow employees or patrons of the establishment. A statement from a physician currently licensed to practice in New Mexico, filed with the Health Department, verifying that such condition does not exist will be sufficient ground for reinstatement of the permit.
A permit may be revoked upon continued violation of sanitary food service practices, safety procedures, or poor personal hygiene. Any person whose permit has been revoked is not eligible for a temporary permit.