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 County Board of Health

Every county in the state is, by statute, required to maintain a five member county board of health. The board of health is required to meet two times a year. The county board of health has the power to establish and maintain a county health department, prepare and submit a budget to the county excise board, advise the state commissioner on matters of public health in the county, and adopt regulations which shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner of health.

The five member board of health is appointed as follows: (1) The State Commissioner of Health appoints one member, whose term shall expire on June 30, 1964, and each four years thereafter.  (2) The State Commissioner of Health shall appoint another member, whose term shall expire June 30, 1965 and each four years thereafter.  (3) The judge of the district court shall appoint one member, who shall be the holder of a school administrator's certificate, and whose term shall expire June 30, 1966 and each four years thereafter. (4) The board of county commissioners shall appoint one member, who shall be a doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, or, if no doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy is available, the board of county commissioners may appoint a dentist, optometrist, or a registered nurse. (5) The board of county commissioners shall appoint another member who may be a member of the board of county commissioners, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the board of county commissioners.

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