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SECTION 371
Certain cities; sanitary codes
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 3, TITLE 4
§ 371. Certain cities; sanitary codes. 1. The commissioner of health
in cities having a population of less than one hundred seventy-five
thousand or the health officer in cities having a population of less
than fifty thousand shall:

(a) formulate, adopt, promulgate and enforce complete rules,
regulations, orders and directions for the security of life and health
in the city, which shall not be inconsistent with the sanitary code; and

(b) in conjunction with the board of examining plumbers, formulate,
adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for plumbing and drainage
which shall govern the same.

2. The rules, regulations, orders and directions promulgated and
adopted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be known as the
sanitary code of the city.

3. Before such rules and regulations shall take effect they shall be
approved in writing by the mayor in cities having a population of fifty
thousand to one hundred seventy-five thousand and by the common council
or similar legislative authority in cities having a population of less
than fifty thousand. After such approval the sanitary code of the city
shall be published in such manner as the legislative authority shall
prescribe.

4. The sanitary code of such cities may embrace all matters and
subjects to which and so far as the jurisdiction, power and authority of
the department of health of the city extends not inconsistent with the
constitution or laws of the state, and may be revised, altered, amended
or annulled from time to time by the commissioner of health or health
officer of the city with the approval of the mayor in cities having a
population of fifty thousand to one hundred seventy-five thousand and
the common council or similar legislative authority in cities having a
population of less than fifty thousand. The provisions thereof shall be
binding and in full force and effect in such city.