BOARDS OF HEALTH - HEALTH BOARDS AND REGULATIONS.
AN ACT to Amend Chapter 25 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware by providing for the Regulation and Inspection of Public Laundries and Public Wash-Houses within the Towns and Cities of the State by the Local Boards of Health of such Towns and Cities.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
That Chapter 25 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by the insertion therein of the following Sections:
746A, Sec. 11A.
746B, Sec. 11B.
746C, Sec. 11C.
746D, Sec. 11D.
746E, Sec. 11E.
746A, Sec. 11A. That the Boards of Health of the respective towns and cities of the State of Delaware (where such towns and cities have such Boards of Health) shall supervise all public laundries and public wash-houses within such towns and cities, and shall not permit the employment by any public laundry or public wash-house of any person suffering with an infectious or contagious disease; nor allow any person to sleep in such public laundry or public wash-house, or in any room adjoining and opening into such public laundry or public wash-house, and every room in such laundry or wash-house that is used for the purpose of washing or drying clothes shall be properly ventilated and drained, and shall be used for no purposes other than those specified. The floors of all rooms in public laundries or public wash-houses, as aforesaid, used for the purpose of washing clothes, shall be made of cement or other mineral substance, and shall be so arranged as to be easily drained.
746B, Sec. 11B. The Board of Health of any town or city within the State shall upon request of any citizen in such town or city inspect any public laundry or public wash-house, and if the same is found in an unsanitary condition shall direct such owner thereof forthwith to make the same in a sanitary condition, and upon failure so to do, the said Board of Health shall cause the place to be closed, and shall post a notice upon the front door thereof, and shall not be reopened until the owner or manager thereof receives a certificate from said Board of Health certifying that the same has been put in a sanitary condition.
746C, Sec. 11C. Any person, persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense and every day during which the violation of this Act shall be persisted in, after notice from the Board of Health in any town or city of the State, shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
746D, Sec. 11D. A public laundry or public washhouse within the meaning of this Act shall be any place within any town or city of the State of Delaware now or hereafter required by the laws of the State to be licensed for the conduct of its business or any branch thereof.
746E, Sec. 11E. Nothing in Sections 746A, Sec. 11A., 746B, Sec. 11B., 746C, Sec. 11C., 746D, Sec. 11D., of this Chapter shall apply to the laundering or washing of clothes in any private residence or hotel.
Approved April 12, A. D. 1915.