Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act (Act 154) & Prevention & Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) & Regulations

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Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act (Act 154) and Prevention

&
Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) and Regulations

(As at 20th September 2016)

Act 154 – An Act to provide for the destruction and control of disease-bearing insects and for the medical examination and treatment of persons suffering from insect-borne diseases and for matters connected therewith.

Act 342 – An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the prevention and control of infectious diseases and to provide for other matters connected therewith.

 

Detailed Contents Of Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act (Act 154) and Prevention :

The Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act was enacted in Malaysia in 1975. The purpose of this act is to control the spread of disease-bearing insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and fleas. The act provides for the destruction of breeding sites and habitats of these insects, and for the prevention of their reproduction and spread. The following are some of the key provisions of the Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act:

  1. Control measures: The act authorizes the Director-General of Health to take all necessary measures for the control of disease-bearing insects, including the destruction of breeding places, the use of insecticides, and the regulation of the use of insecticides.

  2. Obligations of the occupier of land: The act imposes an obligation on the occupier of any land to take all reasonable measures to prevent the breeding of disease-bearing insects on their land.

  3. Powers of the Director-General of Health: The act empowers the Director-General of Health to order the destruction of any premises or place that is found to be a breeding ground for disease-bearing insects.

  4. Penalties: Any person who contravenes the provisions of the act shall be liable to a fine not exceeding RM5000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or to both.

Prevention & Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342):

The Prevention & Control of Infectious Diseases Act (PCIDA) was enacted in Malaysia in 1988. The act provides for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the country. It gives the Director-General of Health wide powers to take necessary measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The following are some of the key provisions of the PCIDA:

  1. Control measures: The act authorizes the Director-General of Health to take all necessary measures for the prevention and control of infectious diseases, including the isolation of infected persons, the quarantine of persons who have been exposed to infection, and the disinfection of premises and vehicles.

  2. Obligations of healthcare professionals: The act imposes an obligation on healthcare professionals to report cases of infectious diseases to the relevant authorities.

  3. Powers of the Director-General of Health: The act empowers the Director-General of Health to issue orders and regulations for the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

  4. Penalties: Any person who contravenes the provisions of the act shall be liable to a fine not exceeding RM10000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or to both.

Regulations:

In addition to the Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act and the PCIDA, there are various regulations in Malaysia that govern the prevention and control of infectious diseases. The following are some of the key regulations:

  1. Control of Infectious Diseases (Notification) Regulations 1980: These regulations require healthcare professionals to notify the relevant authorities of cases of infectious diseases.

  2. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020: These regulations provide for measures to be taken within infected areas to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  3. Control of Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (No. 2) Regulations 2021: These regulations provide for measures to be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia.

  4. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Fee) Regulations 2021: These regulations provide for the fees that may be charged for medical examinations and other services related to the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

 

Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act (Act 154) and Prevention Contains :

Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act 1975 (Act 154)
Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 1975
Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342)
Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 1993
Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Notice Form) Regulations 1993
Entry of Persons into Malaysia (Health Declaration) Regulations 2003
Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Importation and Exportation of Human Remains, Human Tissues and Pathogenic Organisms and Substances) Regulations 2006

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