Township of Bridgewater, NJ
Somerset County
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Every physician, within 12 hours after his first professional attendance upon any person affected with or whom he suspects to be affected with any communicable disease, shall file with the Board of Health a written report, signed by the physician, giving the name, age, disease and the precise location of the person so affected.
Every house owner or householder who has reason to believe that any person living, dwelling or being in any building under his control is affected with any communicable disease shall, when no physician has professionally attended the sick person, within 12 hours after discovering the same, report the fact in writing to the Board of Health in the same manner as a physician is required to do in § 170-7.
Every teacher, nurse and medical school inspector shall report forthwith to the principal or other person in charge of a school the name of any person attending or working in such school who appears to be affected with a communicable disease. Such principal or person in charge of any school shall report forthwith in writing, and by telephone or in person if practicable, to the Board of Health, the supposed nature of the disease and the name, age, sex, color and address of any person attending or working in such school who appears to be affected with any communicable disease. Such person shall be at once sent home or isolated.
When no physician is in attendance, it shall be the duty of the proprietor or keeper of any hotel, boarding- or lodging house to report forthwith in writing, and by telephone or in person if practicable, to the Board of Health, the name, age, sex, color and address of any person in any hotel or lodging house under his charge who appears to be affected with any communicable disease.
When no physician is in attendance, it shall be the duty of every person in charge of any labor or other camp, having knowledge that any person living in or attached to such camp is affected with any communicable disease, to report at once in writing, and by telephone or in person if practicable, to the Board of Health, the name, age, sex, color and address of such person and the suspected nature of the disease.
A. 
Whenever this Board shall deem it necessary to establish the true character of any disease which in its opinion may be communicable, a medical examination of the person infected may be required by a physician designated by the Board of Health; and such specimens of excretion or other material for examination shall be taken from such persons, and it shall be the duty of such person to submit to such examination and furnish such necessary specimens. No person shall interfere with or prevent the securing of such specimens.
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The Board may cause any person suspected of being infected with a communicable disease to be isolated or quarantined until medical or laboratory examinations show that the person is free of the causative organisms of the disease.