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Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 13-D
§ 1399-j. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Motel or hotel" shall mean establishments distinguished as hotels,
motels, bungalow colonies, or any other establishment comparable or
equivalent to any of those previously mentioned. The term shall not
include those places or facilities not having the general
characteristics of a motel or hotel as that term is generally understood
and the State Commissioner of Health shall have the power to except from
this article and the Sanitary Code a place or facility that is not
within the intent of this definition of a motel or hotel.

2. "Officer" shall mean the health commissioner of a city of fifty
thousand population and over or of a county or part-county health
district, or the state district health officer, in whose jurisdiction a
hotel or motel is located or any county health director having all the
powers and duties prescribed in section three hundred fifty-two of this