13.0225 Administrative searches and inspections to determine existence of a public health nuisance.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0225]

(a) Upon consent of the owner, custodian or occupant, department personnel may enter any property, building or structure at any reasonable time to inspect, investigate, evaluate, conduct tests, or take specimens or samples for testing as may be reasonably necessary to determine compliance with any law or regulation.

(b) If the department personnel are denied entry, the Administrative Law Judge is authorized to issue an administrative search warrant and the department may seek an administrative search warrant from the Administrative Law Judge authorizing the investigation, evaluation, inspection, testing, or taking of specimens or samples for testing.

(c) Authorized department personnel may enter any public place to inspect, investigate, evaluate, conduct tests, or take specimens or samples for testing as may be reasonably necessary to determine compliance with the provisions of any law or regulation administered by the department.

History: 2007, PL 30-11.