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SECTION 12-B
Wilful violation of health laws
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 1, TITLE 2
§ 12-b. Wilful violation of health laws. 1. A person who wilfully
violates or refuses or omits to comply with any lawful order or
regulation prescribed by any local board of health or local health
officer, is guilty of a misdemeanor; except, however, that where such
order or regulation applies to a tenant with respect to his own dwelling
unit or to an owner occupied one or two family dwelling, such person is
guilty of an offense for the first violation punishable by a fine not to
exceed fifty dollars and for a second or subsequent violation is guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars
or by imprisonment not to exceed six months or by both such fine and
imprisonment.

* 2. A person who wilfully violates any provision of this chapter, or
any regulation lawfully made or established by any public officer or
board under authority of this chapter, the punishment for violating
which is not otherwise prescribed by this chapter or any other law, is
punishable by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by a fine not
exceeding ten thousand dollars or by both. Effective on and after April
first, two thousand eight the comptroller is hereby authorized and
directed to deposit amounts collected in excess of two thousand dollars
per violation to the patient safety center account to be used for
purposes of the patient safety center created by title two of article
twenty-nine-D of this chapter.

* NB Effective until April 1, 2023

* 2. A person who wilfully violates any provision of this chapter, or
any regulation lawfully made or established by any public officer or
board under authority of this chapter, the punishment for violating
which is not otherwise prescribed by this chapter or any other law, is
punishable by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by a fine not
exceeding two thousand dollars or by both.

* NB Effective April 1, 2023