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board of health

an administrative body acting on a municipal, county, state, provincial, or national level. The functions, powers, and responsibilities of boards of health vary with the locales. Each board is generally concerned with the recognition of the health needs of the people and the coordination of projects and resources to meet and identify these needs. Among the tasks of most boards of health are disease prevention, health education, and implementation of laws pertaining to health.

board of health

A body of a municipal or state government, which is responsible for co-ordinating public health activities in a specified city, county or state.

board of health

Managed care A body of a municipal or state government which is responsible for coordinating public health activities in a specified city, county, or state. See Centers for Disease Control.

board of health

A public body, appointed or elected, concerned with administering the laws pert. to the health of the public.
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She praised the local input, including help from the Light Department, DPW, Board of Health, fire department and police department, which as saved "significant money along the way.
Initially, the Board of Health had been approached to ban sales in pharmacies but balked because there is only one pharmacy in town and it is locally owned.
I didn't know we were going to be using the Board of Health to promote agenda items.
Augustus authorization to file special legislation to have the Board of Health moved to a regulatory role.
Let's start managing the Board of Health with professionals -- up to the task and deserved dignity of the Office.
I asked the Board of Health to write a letter to the man explaining that I had the right to be there, and they said no.
The proposed Board of Health would have a medical director, a physician, to advise it and to take emergency action in the event of a public health crisis in which a board meeting couldn't be convened in time.
I'm extremely proud that the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health, the department, and this community had the guts to stand up to the tobacco forces and win," he said.
Augustus is seeking authorization to file special legislation to allow the city to change its Board of Health from an advisory board to a regulatory one.
30, 1996--North American Vaccine (AMEX:NVX) announced today that the Danish National Board of Health has granted regulatory approval of a combined DTaP-IPV vaccine for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.
is initiating a move to restore powers the Board of Health once had and reorganize the city's public health functions.

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