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Cops jump on swine-flu power: Shots heard 'round the  world Pandemic bill allows health authorities to enter homes, detain without  warrant  Posted: September 01, 2009 9:11 pm Eastern By Chelsea Schilling © 2009 WorldNetDaily A "pandemic response bill" currently making its way through the Massachusetts state legislature would allow authorities to forcefully quarantine citizens in the event of a health emergency, compel health providers to vaccinate citizens, authorize forceful entry into private dwellings and destruction of citizen property and impose fines on citizens for noncompliance. If citizens refuse to comply with isolation or quarantine orders in the event of a health emergency, they may be imprisoned for up to 30 days and fined $1,000 per day that the violation continues. Massachusetts' pandemic response bill "Pandemic Response Bill" 2028 was passed by the Massachusetts state Senate on April 28 and is now awaiting approval in the House . As stated in the bill, upon declaration by the governor that an emergency exists that is considered detrimental to public health or upon declaration of a state of emergency, a local public health authority, with approval of the commissioner, may exercise the following authorities:
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to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises ; to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended; to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material; to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons; to require a health care facility to provide services or the use of its facility, or to transfer the management and supervision of the health care facility to the department or to a local public health authority; to control ingress to and egress from any stricken or threatened public area, and the movement of persons and materials within the area; to adopt and e nforce measures to provide for the safe disposal of infectious waste and human remains , provided that religious, cultural, family, and individual beliefs of the deceased person shall be followed to the extent possible when disposing of human remains, whenever that may be done without endangering the public health; to procure, take immediate possession from any source, store, or distribute any
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