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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. 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.
SEC. 3. That in addition to the bureaus already established by law, the State board of health is hereby authorized to create and maintain other bureaus, and in the rules and regulations which they are now authorized by law to make and promulgate, to provide for their effective operation. The board shall have authority, with the approval of the governor, to rearrange or discontinue any such bureaus, or to create new ones in the interest of efficiency and economy in conducting its work. Bureaus are hereby created as follows:
(1) A bureau for the prevention of trachoma and blindness, which shall have authority to establish and maintain hospitals, clinics, and other activities for the study and prevention and treatment of trachoma and the other causes of blindness.
(2) A bureau of child hygiene, whose duties it shall be:
(a) To promote the establishment of maternity centers for the physical examination, instruction, and supervision of expectant mothers, in order to make this important period of life safe for both mother and child; and to extend and make practical the services of public-health nurses, especially in home visiting, and to provide instruction in the hygiene of maternity and the care of infants.
(b) To provide for the instruction, examination, licensing, and registration of all midwives through county health officers and for the use of prophylactic solution adopted by the State board of health in the eyes of all infants at the time of birth.
(c) To promote the establishment of maternity hospitals or maternity wards in general hospitals, to the end that all complicated and dangerous cases may receive proper obstetrical care.
(d) To assist the bureau of vital statistics to secure the registration of all births.
(e) To promote the establishment of children's and mothers' health centers for physical examination and for instruction in the care and feeding of infants and children of preschool age.
(f) To conduct educational campaigns and prepare and distribute literature regarding the prevention of infant mortality and the conservation of child health.
(g) To act in cooperation with State, county, and city boards of education in the sanitary location, construction, equipment, and management of school buildings; in the improvement of water supplies and methods of sewage and waste disposal, and in all matters relating to physical education, and in developing a State program for playgrounds, recreation, and the instruction of school children in the essentials of healthy living.
(h) Through its inspectors, county health officers, and public health nurses, to conduct physical examinations of school children and assist in the control of communicable diseases.
(3) A bureau of sanitary engineering for the study and improvement of water supplies and methods of sewage and waste disposal, and the State board of health is empowered to provide standards of qualifications and issue certificates for the operatives in water and sewage plants.
(4) A bureau of housing to promote better ventilation, heating, water supplies, and sewage disposal and other conditions affecting sanitary housing in all rented or leased houses, or any houses provided as part compensation for labor, and in schools, factories, shops, offices, depots, theaters, and other public places, and to advise the State board of health as to the establishment of standards not inconsistent with any State housing law now or hereafter enacted, and the approval of plans for the construction and maintenance of
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
needs of the city, having in view the growth of the city and the extension of its boundaries, for both sanitary and storm-water drainage. After a comprehensive study has been made, the commission shall determine what work should be done to improve the different districts of the city, and shall detail proposed construction of combined sewers, separate sewers, and storm drains and improvement of watercourses." The commission is given broad powers to carry out the purposes of the act and there are provisions relative to the issuance and sale of bonds.]
Mattresses-Making, Remaking, Labeling, and Sale. (Ch. 114, Act 1920.)
SECTION 1. (1) That the term "mattress " as used in this act shall be construed to mean any mattress, mattress pad, or cushion, stuffed or filled with cotton, wool, hair, upholstered spring, or other soft material, to be used on a couch or other bed for sleeping or reclining purposes.
(2) The term "person" as used in this act shall be construed to include all individuals and all firms or copartnerships.
(3) The term " corporation" as used in this act shall be construed to include all corporations, companies, association [sic], and joint stock associations of [or?] companies.
(4) Whenever the singular is used in this act it shall be construed to include the plural; whenever the masculine gender is used in this act it shall include the feminine and neuter genders.
SEC. 2. Par. (a) No person or corporation, by himself or by agents, servants, or employees, shall employ or use in the making, remaking, or renovating of any mattress any material of any kind that has been used in or has formed a part of any mattress used in or about any public or private hospital, or institution for the treatment of persons suffering from disease, or for or about any person having any infectious or contagious disease, any material, not otherwise prohibited in this act, of which prior use has been made, unless any and all of said material have been thoroughly sterilized and disinfected by a reasonable process, approved by the board of health of the city or town where said mattress is made, remade, or renovated.
Par. (b) The use of shoddy made from second-hand materials, jute, old comforts, pads, [or?] mattresses in the manufacture of new mattresses to be offered for sale as such is hereby prohibited.
SEC. 3. Upon each mattress manufactured or offered for sale there shall be securely sewed upon the outside thereof a muslin, paper, or linen label or tag upon which shall be legibly written or printed, in the English language, the material used as the filling of such article of bedding; if all the material used in the manufacture of such article of bedding shall not have been previously used, the words "manufactured of new material" shall appear upon said label or tag, together with the name and address of the maker thereof.
SEC. 4. Any mattress made from any material of which prior use has been made shall have stamped or printed upon the tag attached thereto in type not smaller than 20 point the words " Secondhand material."
SEC. 5. If labeled felt or felted cotton, it is understood that the cotton or material has all been carded in layers or sheets by a Garnett or cotton felting machine.
SEC. 6. (a) In the description of the material used upon said label or tag it shall be unlawful to use in the description of such material used as the filling of any article of bedding any term or designation likely to mislead.
(b) Any person who shall remove, deface, alter, or in any manner attempt the same, or shall cause to be removed, defaced, or altered, any mark or
statement placed upon any mattress under the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a violation of this act.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person except a purchaser at retail to remove or efface any marking upon any article or receptacle, or any tag attached thereto, under the provisions of this act.
SEC. 7. (a) It shall be the duty of any police officer or member of any municipal board of health, or other city or town official, who has reason to believe that the provisions of this act have been or are being violated, to give notice thereof to the State department of health.
(b) Any individual who has reason to believe that this act has been or is being violated may present the relevant facts to the board of health or any of its deputies; in which case it shall be the duty of the said board of health to make an investigation of such facts as of its own initiative, and if the said board is of the opinion that the act has been or is being violated, to prosecute the person, firm, or corporation guilty thereof. Any individual may institute proceedings to enforce this act and to punish violations of its provisions.
[No section 8.]
SEC. 9. Any person or corporation violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $20 and not to exceed $100 for each offense, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than three months and not exceeding six months, or by both said fine and imprisonment.
Wash Rooms for Use of Employees in Certain Industries. (Ch. 20, Act Mar. 17, 1920.)
[The following act has been declared unconstitutional by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky in the case of Commonwealth v. Beaver Dam Coal Co., 237 S. W. 1086, on the ground of its being a delegation of legislative power in violation of section 60 of the State constitution.]
SECTION 1. Wash rooms, establishment.—That every owner or operator of a coal mine, steel mill, foundry, machine shop, or other like business, working 30 persons or more, in which employees become covered with grease, smoke, dust, grime, and perspiration to such extent that to remain in such condition after leaving their work without washing and cleansing their bodies and changing their clothing will endanger their health or make their condition offensive to the public, shall provide and maintain a suitable and sanitary wash room, within six months after 30 per cent or more of said employees decide by a vote of the men affected to ask and notify the employer to erect a wash house, at a convenient place in or adjacent to such mine, mill, foundry, shop, or other place of employment for the use of such employees: Provided, That where the plants of two or more persons or corporations are situated in such proximity that a joint wash room will serve for the employees of each, then the construction and maintenance of a joint wash room sufficient to accommodate all of said employees shall be considered a compliance with the provisions of this act.
SEC. 2. Wash rooms, requirements.-Such wash room shall be so arranged that employees may change their clothing therein, and shall be sufficient for the number of employees engaged regularly in such employment; shall be provided with double lockers or hangers in which employees may keep their clothing; said lockers shall be equipped with steam pipes if practicable in order that the clothing of the employees may be dried after the day's work has been finished; shall be provided with hot and cold water and sufficient and suitable showers and places and means for using the same, and during cold