California Health and Safety Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Health and Safety Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)
  • Section 2.
    The provisions of this code in so far as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter shall...
  • Section 3.
    All persons who, at the time this code takes effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are continued...
  • Section 4.
    Any action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and any right accrued, is not affected by this code, but all procedure thereafter taken...
  • Section 5.
    Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these definitions, rules of construction, and general provisions shall govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats....
  • Section 6.
    Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of this code.(Enacted by...
  • Section 7.
    Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be...
  • Section 8.
    Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement, or record is required or authorized...
  • Section 9.
    Whenever reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, the reference applies to all amendments and...
  • Section 10.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned. Subdivision means a subdivision of the section in which that term...
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)
  • Section 14.
    County includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)
  • Section 15.
    Unless expressly otherwise provided, any notice required to be given to any person by any provision of this code may be given by mailing notice,...
  • Section 16.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)
  • Section 17.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)
  • Section 18.
    Signature or subscription includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer s or subscriber s name being written near the mark...
  • Section 19.
    Person means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company.(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 151. Effective January...
  • Section 20.
    State department or department means State Department of Health Services. Commencing July 1, 2007, any reference to the former State Department of Health Services regarding...
  • Section 21.
    Director means State Director of Health Services. Commencing July 1, 2007, any reference to the former State Director of Health Services regarding a function vested...
  • Section 22.
    Board or State Board of Public Health means State Department of Health Services, with respect to regulatory functions heretofore performed by the State Board of...
  • Section 23.
    State means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. In the latter case, it includes the District of...
  • Section 24.
    If any provision of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the...
  • Section 25.
    Wherever, pursuant to this code, any state department, officer, board, agency, committee, or commission is authorized to adopt rules and regulations, such rules and regulations...
  • Section 27.
    For purposes of this code:(a) Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Act means Sections 104730, 104830 to 104860, inclusive, 113150, 113155, Part 1 (commencing with Section...
  • Section 28.
    For the purposes of this code, recycled water or reclaimed water has the same meaning as recycled water as defined in subdivision (n) of Section...

Last modified: September 9, 2016