RULES ISSUED UNDER T.C. PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1955

2 Permitting person known to suffer from leprosy Ten Rupees
to attend School or take books or newspapers
from public library, etc.
89 1 Failure to comply with notice requiring steps Ten Rupees
be taken against the breeding of mosquitoes
98 (a) Construction of factories, workshops, etc., in One hundred rupees
residential areas
(b) Failure of factories, workshops, etc., to comply Fifty rupees
with restrictions imposed
102 2&3 Failure to cease to inhabit a dwelling house Twenty rupees
declared unfit for human habitation; or permitting
it to be let or occupied as dwelling house
103 Constructing back-to-back houses without Ten rupees
permission
105 (a) Failure to maintain a tenement in a habitable Ten rupees
Condition
(b) Causing or permitting a tenement to be Ten rupees
over-crowded
107 Keeping a lodging house or receiving a lodger Twenty rupees
without registration
112 1 Failure to affix notice Two rupees
2 Refusal to allow free access to the executive Ten rupees
authority, etc., to all parts of the lodging house
115 Selling, etc., unsound meat or food through others Twenty rupees
119 2 Infected person carrying on trade, etc., in articles Twenty rupees
of food
121 5 Failure to comply with the order prohibiting the Twenty rupees
supply of milk or diary produce
128 Failure to comply with notice to close or Twenty-fiverupees
disinfect source of water supply
129 (1) & (3) Accommodating visitors without licence or Ten rupees
infringing conditions of licence


RULES UNDER T.C. PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1955

Rules For Waccination in Rural Areas Under Section 86 In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 86 of the Travancore-Cochin Public Health Act, 1955 (Act XVI of 1955), the Government of Kerala hereby make the following Rules, the same having been previously published as required by Section 138 (1) of the said Act.

1. Definitions.

In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(i) "Parent" means the father or mother of a legitimate child and the mother of an illegitimate child.
(ii) "Guardian" means any person to whom the care, nurture or custody of any child falls by law or by natural right or recognised usage, or who has accepted or assumed the care, nurture or custody of any child or to whom the care, nurture or custody of any child has been entrusted by

any authority lawfully authorised in that behalf. (iii) “Vaccinator" means any Health Assistant appointed by the Government to perform the

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operation of vaccination or any Medical Officer appointed by the Government or a private Medical Practitioner possessing the qualifications not below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon.


(iv) "Child" means a boy or girl who has not attained the age of eighteen years.


(v) "Unprotected child" means a child who has not been protected from smallpox by having had that disease naturally or by having been successfully vaccinated or re-vaccinated within seven years immediately preceding.


(vi) "Unprotected person" means a person who has no visible marks of Small pox or is unable to produce satisfactory evidence of successful vaccination or re-vaccination carried out within seven years immediately preceding.


(vii) “Vaccination Depot" includes a place or building where vaccination is performed free of charge by direction of the Director of Health Services).


(viii) “Person" means a male or female who has attained the age of 18 years.


(ix) “Inspecting Officer" means the Health Inspector appointed by the Government or the Joint District Medical Officer of Health or "Health Officer" notified under the Travancore-Cochin Public Health Act, 1955 or any person authorised by Government to inspect vaccinations performed by a Vaccinator.


(x) "Local Area" means a Panchayat area.


2. (i) The parent or guardian of an unprotected child who is not less than three months old and who has resided for one month within the limits of a Local Area shall take or cause the child to be taken to a Vaccination Depot for vaccination or re-vaccination as the case may be or shall procure such vaccination or re-vaccination by a Vaccinator.


(ii) Any unprotected person who has resided for one month within the limits of a Local Area shall get himself vaccinated or re-vaccinated as the case may be at a Vaccination Depot or by a Vaccinator.


(iii) Notice may be issued in Form No. 1 to unprotected person or guardians of such children to get themselves vaccinated.


3. The Health Officer or Executive Authority or any person duly authorised by any of them, may if any portion of the Local Area is threatened or infected with smallpox, direct every person or child in the said area who has no visible mark of smallpox or is unable to produce satisfactory evidence of successful vaccination or re-vaccination carried out within four years, to be vaccinated forthWith.


4 () if a Vaccinator finds that an unprotected person or child is not in a fit state of health to be vaccinated, he shall deliver to such person or the parent or guardian of such child as the case may be, a certificate in Form No. II to the effect that the person or child is not then in a fit state for vaccination. Such certificate shall remain in force for the period specified therein not exceeding three months but may be renewed if necessary. The reason for the unfitness shall be specified in the certificate.


(ii) If a Vaccinator finds that an unprotected person or child is in a state of health fit for vaccination he shall forthwith vaccinate such person or child and deliver to such person or the parent or guardian of such child as the case may be, a memorandum stating the date on which the vaccination was performed and specifying the date on which and the time and place at which the person or child should be present or be produced, as the case may be, for inspection.


5. () On the date and the time and place notified as aforesaid the person or child vaccinated shall be present or be produced as the case may be, for inspection.


(ii) If the inspecting officer finds that the vaccination has been successful he shall give to


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such person or the parent or guardian of such child as the case may be, a certificate to that effect in Form NO. III. (iii) In the event of the vaccination being unsuccessful the inspecting officer may if he thinks fit, direct that the unprotected person or child shall forthwith be again vaccinated and subsequently inspected as provided in sub-rule (i) of this Rule.

6. When an unprotected person or child is vaccinated by a Vaccinator not employed by the Government or by the Local Authority, such person or the parent or guardian of that child as the case may be, shall forward within fifteen days of the date of vaccination a certificate of successful vaccination from such Vaccinator to the Health Officer or to such person as may be authorised by the Health Officer in that behalf.


7. The Executive Authority or the Health Officer may cancel any certificate given under these rules if it is proved to his satisfaction that such certificate has been improperly given or obtained on behalf of any unprotected person or child and thereupon such certificate shall cease to be valid and notice of such cancellation shall forthwith be given to such unprotected person or the parent or guardian of such unprotected child as the case may be.


8. No fee or remuneration shall be accepted by a Vaccinator employed by the Government for any vaccination performed or certificate given under these rules. If any unprotected person or the parent or guardian of any unprotected child is desirous that vaccination should be done at the residence of such person or child the Health Officer may upon application by such person or such parent or guardian as the case may be and upon payment of such fee as the local authority may fix, direct a vaccinator to perform vaccination at such residence.


9. () if the Health Officer or any person authorised by him in this behalf has reasons to believe that there is an unprotected person or child in any house he may call upon or issue notice in Form IV to— (a) such person to be present for inspection between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and to state his age, parentage, place of birth and duration of his residence in the area; (b) The parent or guardian of any such child in the house under his care to produce the child for inspection between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and to state the age, parentage, place of birth and duration of residence of the child in the area. (ii) The Health Officer, the Executive Authority or any other person authorised by him under sub-rule () of this Rule shall,- (a) if he is aware of the existence of any person or child who is unprotected and is fit for vaccination, or (b) if on a requisition under sub-rule (i) any person refuses to be present or any parent or guardian refuses to produce any child under his care for inspections, or (c) if after inspection it is proved to his satisfaction that any person or child is unprotected and is fit for vaccination, or (d) if he is acting in pursuance of the powers vested in him under Rule 3 deliver to such person or the parent or guardian of such child or cause to be affixed to the house of such person or such parent or guardian, a notice in Form No. 1 requiring the person or child as the case may be to be vaccinated within 72 hours at a time and place to be specified in the said notice. The person or the parent or guardian to whom such notice is delivered or at whose house it is affixed shall be bound to comply with it unless a certificate is produced from a Vaccinator to the effect that such person or child has either been successfully vaccinated already or is unfit for vaccination.

10. The provisions contained in Rules IV to VIII shall sofar as may be, apply to re-vaccination of an unprotected person or child. Re-vaccination shall be performed five years after a primary vaccination (within three months period) and thereafter at intervals of seven years (within three months.)

11. Whoever commits a breach of any of these rules shall be punishable with imprisonment


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which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees or with both.

                                                                           FORM No.I
                                                                  Notice for Vaccination
                                                                     [See Rule 2 (iii)]

Sri ...--------- (Name)........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . residing in .............. House ...................... Kara ..... Pakuthy .................... Taluk ................... District ......................... is hereby informed that he/his son/daughter............................... aged ..................................... (in the case of minor children) ........................................................ shall appear/be produced for inspection and shall be subject to vaccination/re-vaccination for protection against Smallpox On..................- (date) at .................... (time)................... at ............................... (place) failing which he shall be liable for punishment under the rules.


Station............................ Signature.................................. Date.................................. Designation...............................


                                                                                  FORM NO. II
                                                       Certificate of Postponement of Vaccination 
                                                                              See Rule 4 (i))


The child"/person.................... aged...................... residing at.................................. is not in a fit state for vaccination for a period of............. months on account of ..............


Station.............................. Signature.................................. Date.................................. Designation...............................


"Note:- In the case of child, note name of parent or guardian of the child.


                                                                            FORM NO. III 
                                                       Vaccination Certificate
                                                              
                                                                  [See Rule 5 (ii))


It is hereby certified that child/person ........................ aged ......... residing at............. has been ............. vaccinated/re-vaccinated on........................ and bears ................... marks.


Station.............................. Signature.................. Date.................................. Designation...............

"In the case of child, name of parent or guardian of the child.

                                                                                   FORM No. IV 
                                                                               Notice for Inspection 


                                                                                    See Rule 9 (i)


As it is known and there is every reason to believe that you/your son/your daughter ........................... aged ........................... residing...................... in........................... (Ward) - - - - - - - - - - - Kara .................. Pakuthy .............. Taluk .....................require/requires protection from smallpox, you are therefore requested to produces to be present, in the house for inspection during my visit at................ hour on.................... date................ you will furnish Such necessary information as to age, parentage, place of birth and the duration of the residence in the area etc., relating to you/your child.

        You will be subject to prosecution under the rules in case you fail to comply with the notice. 

Station.............................. Signature.................................... Date.................................. Designation............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .