Section IX: Appendix A - Article 2, Title 1, Section 206, Paragraph 4: Commissioner; General Powers and Duties

Paragraph 4. The commissioner may:

  • issue subpoenas, compel the attendance of witnesses and compel them to testify in any matter or proceeding before him, and may also require a witness to attend and give testimony in a county where he resides or has a place of business without the payment of any fees;
  • annul or modify an order, regulation, by-law or ordinance of a local board of health concerning a matter which in his judgment affects the public health beyond the territory over which such local board of health has jurisdiction;
  • assess any penalty prescribed for a violation of or a failure to comply with any term or provision of this chapter or of any lawful notice, order or regulation pursuant thereto, not exceeding two thousand dollars for every such violation or failure, which penalty may be assessed after a hearing or an opportunity to be heard.