PA: Pandemic vs. privacy

JoAnn Seltzer reports:

A proposal to allow the health board to establish penalties and remedies in pandemics drew questions by the City Council Monday.

During a workshop session, Councilman Dick Dornisch said he has problems with the proposed ordinance. It would give the health board powers to prevent and control the spread of the disease.

Dornisch said he has a problem with the health board power to “enter upon any premises within the city as a body or by committee, or by its agent or employee, to investigate any reasonable suspicion of the existence of an infectious or contagious disease.”

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