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[ Act No. 677, March 12, 1903 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE CIVIL GOVERNOR, TO ASSIGN PRESIDENTS OF PROVINCIAL BOARDS OF HEALTH AND PRESIDENTS OF MUNICIPAL BOARDS OF HEALTH TO DUTY OUTSIDE THEIR PROVINCES OR MUNICIPALITIES, PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THEIR TRAVELING EXPENSES AND SUBSISTENCE WHILE SO ASSIGNED, CREATING CERTAIN ADDITIONAL POSITIONS IN THE BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, AND MAKING PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SALARIES OF THE POSITIONS SO CREATED.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. The Commissioner of Public Health is hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the Civil Governor, to assign presidents of provincial boards of health to temporary duty outside the province in which they are regularly located. The traveling expenses and subsistence of presidents of provincial boards of health so1 assigned shall be paid during such assignment from the Insular Treasury.

The Commissioner of Public Health is further authorized, when in his judgment such a course is in the public interest, to assign presidents of municipal boards of health to temporary duty outside the municipalities in which they are regularly located. The traveling expenses and subsistence of presidents of municipal boards of health so assigned shall be paid during such assignment from the Insular Treasury.

SEC. 2. The Commissioner of Public Health is hereby authorized to appoint the following employees for the purpose of initiating the work of immunizing the cattle and carabaos of the Philippine Islands against rinderpest: Two veterinarians of class seven and ten inoculators of Class A.

SEC. 3. The payment of the salaries of the positions herein created, and of the traveling expenses and subsistence of presidents of provincial and municipal boards of health when assigned in accordance with the provisions of section one of this Act, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, is hereby authorized out of funds appropriated in Act Numbered Five hundred and ninety-five under the heading "Suppression and extermination of epidemic diseases and pests, Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, nineteen hundred and three."

SEC. 4. This Act shall be retroactive in so far as necessary to authorize the payment from the Insular Treasury of the traveling expenses and subsistence of Doctor F. W. Dudley, president of the provincial board of health of Pampanga, who was assigned by the Commissioner of Public Health on February twentieth, nineteen hundred and three, to duty outside the Province of Pampanga.

SEC. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, March 12, 1903.

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