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Peyote and Mescal-Possession, Sale, or Giving Away of, Prohibited. (Ch. 39, Act Jan. 23, 1920.)

SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association to sell, furnish, or give away, or offer to sell, furnish, or give away, or to have in his or her possession peyote (pellote), botanically known as Lophophora williamsii, or Agava americana, commonly known as the mescal button, or any compound, derivative, or preparation thereof.

SEC. 2. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not to exceed $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.



State Tuberculosis Hospital-Establishment, Maintenance, and Operation. (Ch. 154, Act 1920.)

SECTION 1. That there is hereby appropriated out of the general revenue of the State out of any funds not otherwise appropriated, for the benefit of the bureau of tuberculosis of the State board of health a sum not to exceed $20,000 annually for the next two years for the maintenance and operation of a State tuberculosis sanitarium [,] for completing and equipping the buildings now in use and the payment of debts against same: Provided, That none of this appropriation shall be paid by the State treasurer until the building and site now owned by the Louisville Anti-Tuberculosis Association shall have been conveyed to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the title to same has been inspected and approved by the attorney general, and upon certification of said conveyance, and with the approval of the governor of the Commonwealth, such of said appropriation as it may deem necessary shall be due and payable by the State treasurer to the State board of health for the use of such institution: Provided further, That out of said appropriation the present bonded indebtedness of Hazelwood Sanitarium of $22,000, which the State board of health is hereby authorized to assume, shall be paid within two years from the enactment of this law.

SEC. 2. The State board of health shall appoint a superintendent of the State tuberculosis sanitarium, who shall have full authority to employ and discharge all officers and employees, but the number of officers and employees shall be prescribed by the board. No member or employee of the State board of health shall recommend the employment of any person by said superintendent. The superintendent shall execute a bond for $10,000 to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the proper execution of his duties, which bond shall be paid for out of this appropriation.

SEC. 3. The superintendent shall submit to the board annually, or oftener if required by the board, a budget of receipts and expenditures, and the board shall prepare an annual budget and submit same to the governor.

SEC. 4. The superintendent shall encourage the employment of inmates in such a way as to contribute to their physical, mental, and moral improvement, with authority to utilize the product of such labor in the maintenance of the institution.

SEC. 5. When any county or city board of health shall deem it necessary they may, with the approval of the county judge having jurisdiction, send any pauper having tuberculosis, who is considered dangerous to the public health, to said State tuberculosis sanitarium: Provided, That the fiscal court of said county shall in each such case pay for the maintenance, treatment, and training of such person at a rate to be fixed by the State board of health not to exceed $15 per week.

SEC. 6. The superintendent may charge for board for paying patients and he may provide special accommodations for such patients at additional rates not to exceed $10 per week. The State board of health may receive patients from the United States Government, and it is authorized to receive and administer

gifts, devises, or trusts and to expend them only in accordance with the provisions of the instruments making them.

SEC. 7. Whenever the number of patients sent to the State tuberculosis sanitarium is greater than can be accommodated and cared for in such institution, the superintendent thereof shall place such names on a waiting list and shall receive them in the order of their application as soon as accommodations can be provided.

SEC. 8. The cost of transportation for paying patients shall be paid by themselves or friends or relatives, and the cost of transferring paupers shall be paid by the fiscal court of the county from which they are committed.

SEC. 9. The State board of health is hereby authorized to make such rules and regulations for the conduct of the State tuberculosis sanitarium and for the prevention and relief of tuberculosis as are not inconsistent with law.

State Board of Health-Appointment of Members-Creation and Duties of Bureaus-Appointment of Pharmacist as Drug Inspector. County or District Departments of Health-State Aid to. (Ch. 120, Act 1920.)

That sections 2047, 2053, chapter 63 of the Kentucky Statutes, Carroll's Edition of 1915, and acts amendatory thereto, relating to the State board of health, be amended by striking out of said section and by inserting in lieu thereof such words that each of said sections, respectively, when so amended, together with such added sections, shall read as follows:

SECTION 1. That section 2047 of said statutes, when so amended and reenacted, shall read as follows:

A board to be known as the State board of health is hereby established. It shall consist of nine members, all of whom shall be legally qualified practitioners under the laws of this Commonwealth, except one, who shall be a recognized pharmacist, eight of whom shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice of the senate, and the ninth member, who shall be the secretary and State health officer, shall be elected by the board and by virtue of his office as secretary shall be a member of the board. One member of the board shall be a homeopathic, one an electic [eclectic], and one an osteopathic physician, one a registered pharmacist, and the other members shall be regular allopathic physicians, all to be appointed by the governor from a list of three names for each vacancy furnished, respectively, by the State society or association of such schools or systems of practice as are entitled to the member, and the said pharmacist member shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Kentucky Pharmaceutical Association, and the successors of such members shall be appointed in the same manner. If the board shall elect one of its members secretary, as it may do, the governor shall appoint another member to complete the full number of the board. The president and secretary and each member shall have authority to administer oaths about matters pertaining to their official duties, and the members of the board shall before entering upon the discharge of their duties take the oath prescribed by the constitution for State officers.

SEC. 2. That section 2053 as amended and reenacted shall read as follows: That the president, secretary, and the heads of all bureaus and other officers and employees, shall receive annual salaries, to be fixed by the State board of health, to be paid as salaries and expenses are now paid. The other members of the board shall receive no per diem compensation for their services, except when sent by the board upon special duty as sanitary inspectors, and when preparing and conducting examinations under the provisions of chapter 85 of the statutes, but their traveling and other necessary expenses while employed upon the business of the board shall be allowed and paid.

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such buildings constructed after January 21, 1921, without cost to the owners thereof.

(5) A bureau of public health education which is authorized to use all channels for reaching the people with information regarding the public health and to conduct a school for health officers and public-health nurses, under the supervision of the University of Louisville and the State board of health.

(6) A bureau of venereal diseases, to educate the public and especially young people as to the methods of spread and the disastrous results to individuals and to prevent the future generations from infection with gonorrhea, chancroids [sic], and syphilis, including the frequent blindness in infants and others from these diseases, and also including the locomotorataxia, paresis, and other forms of nervous degenerations and insanity produced thereby.

(7) A bureau of public-health nursing to coordinate and cooperate with the work of county boards of health, county welfare leagues and health organizations, the State Tuberculosis Association, the State Federation of Women's Clubs, the American Red Cross, and all others interested in public health; in placing public-health nurses in every county in Kentucky where, with the aid furnished from the public treasury, through the State board of health, provision can be made for their employment.

(8) A bureau of county health work which shall supervise and cooperate with county or district health departments and assist in reducing the unnecessary sick and death rates within their jurisdictions.

SEC. 4. Any inspector or inspectors appointed by said board for the purpose of governing and carrying out the provisions of this act, in so far as it relates to drugs, shall be a registered pharmacist and a graduate of a school recognized as in good standing by the Kentucky board of pharmacy and the appointment of such inspector or inspectors shall be made by the State board of health upon the nomination of the pharmacist member.

SEC. 5. That there is hereby created a fund for the purpose of extending State aid to counties or districts establishing and maintaining county or district departments of health as provided in section 2054, Kentucky Statutes, as amended in 1918. When the duly qualified officials of a county or district certify to the State board of health a true copy of the order or vote establishing such health district and providing for its maintenance, and shall state the amount of the annual appropriation provided by said county or district, then, and in that event, the State board of health shall make an investigation as to the necessity for the development of such a county or district health department, and the adequacy of the appropriation made therefor, and shall report their findings to the governor of the Commonwealth in writing. If the county or district department of health so established is maintained upon the standards required by the rules and regulations of the State board of health, and with the approval in writing of the governor of the Commonwealth, it shall be the duty of the auditor to draw his warrant in favor of the State board of health for the use of each county which has established and proposes to maintain such county or district health department, for the sum of $2,500 annually, and itemized statements of the entire expenditures for such county or district health department are to be filed with the auditor.

Sewerage Commission in First-Class Cities-Appointment, Powers, and Duties. (Ch. 86, Act Mar. 23, 1920.)

[Chapter 86 of the 1920 session laws of Kentucky is an act which provides that in first-class cities a sewerage commission may be appointed. It is made the duty of the commission to "make a study of the present and ultimate

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