Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–144. Construction.

Each and every provision of this subchapter shall be constructed liberally in aid of the powers vested in the public authorities looking to the protection of the public health, comfort, and welfare and not by way of limitation.


(Aug. 11, 1939, ch. 601, § 14; Aug. 8, 1946, 60 Stat. 922, ch. 871, § 2; Oct. 11, 1963, 77 Stat. 246, Pub. L. 88-137, § 1.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-130.

1973 Ed., § 6-119k.

Cross References

Medical care and treatment, requirement to obtain, see § 38-606.