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Record #: O2021-3853   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 9/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-112-110 regarding powers and duties of Commissioner of Public Health with respect to mental and behavioral health services
Sponsors: Vasquez, Jr., Andre
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 112 Dept. of Public Health
Attachments: 1. O2021-3853.pdf
MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government as defined in Article VII, Section 6(a) ofthe Illinois Constitution; and

WHEREAS, As a home rule unit of government, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The management, structure, powers, and functions of its departments and agencies is a matter pertaining to the government and affairs of the City of Chicago; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

This ordinance is organized into the following articles:
Mental and Behavioral Health Authorization
Severability and Repealer
Effective Dates

ARTICLE I. MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AUTHORIZATION

SECTION 1. Section 2-112-110 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
2-112-110 Commissioner-Additional powers and duties.
The Commissioner of Public Health shall have the following powers and duties: (a) Public health related powers and duties:
To enforce all the laws of the state and provisions of this Code in relation to matters pertaining to the public health and sanitary conditions of the City, including Section 8-16-024:
To enforce all regulations of any federal, state, or local authority with power to make regulations concerning the public health;
To cause all nuisances affecting the health of the public to be abated with all reasonable promptness;
To determine when a disease is communicable or epidemic, and establish quarantine regulations whenever it is deemed necessary;
To enforce Section 4-4-332, Article VIII of Chapter 7-28 and all other code provisions applicable to bed bugs;

To enter into contracts with hospitals and healthcare facilities within the City to allow medical directors employed by the Department to provide clinical services and/or care at such hospitals and facilities for the purpose of enablin...

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