Survey of the Fifty States and the District of Columbia Statutes Generally Concerning the Quarantine and Isolation of Persons Having a Contagious or Infectious Disease [September 8, 1987] [open pdf - 257KB]
"This report is a survey of the statutes of the fifty states and the District of Columbia which generally concern the quarantine and isolation of persons having a contagious or infectious disease. In this survey only those statutes were included which concern the quarantine and isolation of persons with contagious or infectious diseases generally. Except for those statutes which concern the quarantine and isolation of persons with venereal disease or specifically AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), as is the case with the newly enacted statute in Colorado, statutes which discuss the quarantine and isolation for tuberculosis or any other specific disease were not included. It should be noted that statutes which are being enacted in the 1987 legislative year have not been thoroughly searched for this report since not all states have completed their 1987 sessions."
CRS Report for Congress, 87-765