Maine Revised Statutes

§809. Examination

If, based on epidemiologic evidence or medical evaluation, the department finds probable cause to believe that an individual has a communicable disease and that the individual is unwilling to submit to a physical examination, which may include x-ray studies or other diagnostic studies, as requested by the department, or that the individual refuses to make the results of that examination available to the department, the department may petition the District Court of the district in which the individual resides or is found for an order directing that examination, or the release of the results, under conditions to prevent the conveyance of the disease or infectious agent to other individuals. The petition shall be accompanied by an affidavit or affidavits based upon the investigation of the department supporting the allegations in the petition. [1989, c. 487, §11 (NEW).]

If, following a hearing as provided in section 811, the District Court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that there is probable cause to believe that an individual has a communicable disease, and that the individual has willfully refused the department's request, the District Court shall order the examination of the individual. [1989, c. 487, §11 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 487, §11 (NEW).