Thailand Communicable Disease Act

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Thailand Communicable Diseases Act, B.E. 2558 (2015) #3

 

CHAPTER VII
Communicable Disease Control Officers

Section 45. In the execution of this Act, a communicable disease control officer shall have the power as follows:

(1) to issue a written summons to any person to come to give statements, facts or written explanations or furnish any documents or evidence for examination or in support of consideration;

(2) to enter conveyances, buildings or any other places during the period from sunrise to sunset or during office hours of such buildings or places for the purpose of inspection or control to ensure compliance with this Act, and if the action is not completed within such time, it may be further taken until its completion. The implementation under (2) shall be in accordance with the criteria, procedures and conditions prescribed by the Director-General. In the execution of the duties of the communicable disease control officer under (2), the person concerned shall render appropriate facilities.

Section 46. There shall be a uniform, badge and identification card for communicable disease control officers to identify themselves while performing their duties to the concerned persons. The uniform, badge and identification card under paragraph one shall be in accordance with the form prescribed in the Notifications by the Ministry of Public Health.

Section 47. In the execution of the duties under this Act, the communicable disease control officer shall be an officer under the Criminal Code.

 

CHAPTER VIII
Compensation

Section 48. In performing the act by a communicable disease control officer under this Act, if damage has occurred to any person or property of any person from the surveillance, prevention or control of diseases, the official service shall pay compensation for the damage occurred to such person as necessary. Reimbursement of the damage under paragraph one shall be in accordance with the criteria, procedures and conditions prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

 

CHAPTER IX
Penalty Provisions

Section 49. Any person who fails to comply with the order of the Committee, the Technical Committee or the sub-committee under section 18 or the order of a Provincial Communicable Disease Committee under section 22 (6) or the order of the Bangkok Communicable Disease Committee under section 28 (6) or the order of a communicable disease control officer under section 45:

  1. shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not exceeding one month or to a fine not exceeding ten thousand bath or to both.

Section 50. Any person who fails to comply with the criteria and procedures on the notification under section 31 shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand baht.

Section 51. Any person who violates or fails to comply with the order of a communicable disease control officer under section 34 (1), (2), (5) or (6), section 39 (1), (2), (3) or (5), section 40 (5), or fails to provide convenience to a communicable disease control officer under section 39 (4), shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand baht.

Section 52. Any person who violates or fails to comply with the order of a communicable disease control officer under section 34 (3), (4), (7) or (8) or section 40 (3) or (4) or of a Provincial Governor or the Governor of Bangkok under section 35, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not exceeding one year or to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand baht or to both.

Section 53. Any person who fails to provide convenience to a communicable disease control officer or a local officer under section 38 shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand baht.

Section 54. Any conveyance owner or conveyance operator who fails to comply with the order of a communicable disease control officer under section 40 (2) shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not exceeding two years or to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand baht or to both.

Section 55. Any person who obstructs or fails to provide convenience to a communicable disease control officer under section 45, paragraph three shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand baht.

Section 56. Any person who does not have the right to wear the uniform or insignia of a communicable disease control officer under section 46, but does so in order to make other persons believe that he or she has the right to do so, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand baht or to both.

Section 57. All offences under this Act which are only punishable by a fine or by imprisonment for a term of not exceeding one year may be settled by the Director-General or a person appointed by the Director-General in accordance with the settlement criteria prescribed by the Committee. Upon payment by the accused of the settled amount of the fine within thirty days from the settlement date, the case shall be deemed settled under the Criminal Procedure Code.

TRANSITORY PROVISIONS

Section 58. A public health officer under the Communicable Diseases Act, B.E. 2523 (1980) shall be the communicable disease control officer under this Act until the latter has been appointed under this Act.

Section 59. At the initial term, the Committee shall consist of the members under section 11, except the qualified members under section 11 (4), and shall provisionally perform the duties of the Committee under this Act until the qualified members under this Act have been appointed, which shall not be later than one hundred and eighty days from the effective date of this Act.

Section 60. All Ministerial Regulations, Rules, Notifications or Orders issued under the Communicable Diseases Act, B.E. 2523 (1980) in effect prior to the effective date of this Act shall continue in force insofar as they are not in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act until the Ministerial Regulations, Rules or Notifications under this Act come into force. The issuance of Ministerial Regulations, Rules or Notifications under paragraph one shall be completed within one year from the effective date of this Act. If the deadline cannot be met, the Minister shall report the reasons for such inability to the Council of Ministers for acknowledgement.

Countersigned by:
General Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister

 

Translation: Ms Arriya Phasee under contract for the, Office of the Council of State of Thailand’s Law for Asean project (www.krisdika.go.th, www.lawreform.go.th). Subject to final authorisation by the Office of the Council of State.

Published in the Government Gazette Vol. 132, Part 86a, Page 26, dated 8th September B.E. 2558 (2015).

 

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