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§ 679. Powers and authority of the department

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4B. Public Bathing Law (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 679
§ 679. Powers and authority of the department
(a) The department at all reasonable times shall have access to, and are hereby empowered to enter upon, any and all parts of the premises of any bathing and swimming place used and let for hire to the public or individuals, and to make such examinations and investigations as shall determine the sanitary conditions, adequate number of certified lifeguards under section 4.11 and all hazards and dangers from fires or anything else and whether the provisions of this act and the rules and regulations of the department are being complied with or are being violated.
(b) If it be determined upon such examination and investigation that any bathing or swimming place is being maintained contrary to the provisions of this act, such bathing and swimming place forthwith shall be closed to all persons, and the bathing or swimming pools be drained and kept dry until provision is made to comply with this law and permission given by the department to reopen the same. Prosecutions also shall be brought and carried to final judgment by the department against each and every person violating any of the provisions of this act.
(c) The department shall, from time to time, make complete and detailed records of all such investigations, inspections and prosecutions.


1931, June 23, P.L. 899, § 8. Amended 1998, June 18, P.L. 531, No. 75, § 4, effective in 60 days.


35 P.S. § 675.1.
35 P.S. § 679, PA ST 35 P.S. § 679
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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