South Dakota: Maternity Hospitals. Licensing and Regulation. (Reg. Bd. of H., July 25, 1913)

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All boarding places for infants shall be licensed and the local health officer shall inspect those within his jurisdiction and satisfy himself that they are properly conducted and licensed. The local health officer shall be entitled to a fee of $2 for making the necessary inspection and issuing the licenses provided for under regulation above. A license shall expire on the 1st day of January after its issuance. It may be renewed after reinspection upon payment of a renewal fee. Such renewal shall hold for one year. The license and the renewal fees shall be paid by the party licensed. 83. Each health officer issuing a license as provided for above shall file a copy of the same with the superintendent of the State board of health within 10 days after its issuance. Such license shall contain the certificate of the health officer to the effect that he has personal knowledge of the applicant, and that said applicant is of good moral character. The license shall also contain a description of the premises to be occupied as a lying-in house or boarding place for infants. No license shall be issued unless the premises and furnishings are in proper sanitary condition. A license issued permitting the operation of a boarding place for infants must state that the applicant for same is competent to take care of children under 2 years of age, and must also state the number of children which may be received at any one time. Physicians and midwives licensed to practice in the State of South Dakota may be licensed to receive into their premises persons to be cared for during childbirth, upon payment of license fee and renewal as provided for utnder regulation 82. 85. -The birth of a child in. a lying-in house or in the home of a physician or midwife must be reported to the health officer by the person in charge within three days, giving the date of birth, sex, and name of child, together with the names, nationality, and residences of the parents if known, and such other information as may be required in the reporting of births. 86. All parties receiving children as provided for under regulation 82 shall within three days after the reception of each child report to the licensing health officer the name and age of the child and the name and place of residence of the person placing ouch child in such institution. 87. The health officer issuing a license may at any time enter upon the premises licensed and inspect the same and may at any time, upon proof satisfactory to him that such premises are unfit or such person improper to continue in business, revoke the license. 88. The officers of any incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to children may at all reasonable times enter and inspect the premises where children are received, boarded, or kept, and see that the provisions of these regulations are duly enforced. 89. The superintendent of the State board of health or other representative of said board duly delegated may at all times reasonable enter and inspect the premises where children are received, boarded, or kept, and also has the authority to inspect the children as to their physical condition. 90. No person shall offer, either by advertisement in the public press or in any other way, to dispose of the child of another as an inducement for anyone to come to their premises during confinement in childbirth or to place a child in a boarding house of the type and character described in the foregoing regulation. Common Drinking Cups and Roller Towels-Prohibited in Public Places. (Reg. Bd. of H., July 25, 1913.) 97. Common drinking cup.-No person, company, or corporation having charge or control of any hotel, restaurant, theater, hall, store, schoolhouse, church, stations, railroad train, steam or electric car, or other institution or conveyance frequented by the public, or which may be used for the purpose of a public assembly, or as a place of employment, may be permitted to furnish any cup, vessel, or other receptacle to be used promiscuously as a common drinking cup, or permit any cup, vessel, or other