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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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The percentage of LHDs with a local board of health, however, did not differ significantly between the two groups, and neither did median per capita spending.
The project coordinator, a member of CHAB, and a representative from the local board of health interviewed applicants and selected team members on the basis of their expertise, their willingness to contribute time and energy to the project, and the stakeholders' interests they represented relative to those represented by other applicants.
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Also, the local board of health can give you a list of licensed service providers.
A single indicator variable was used to identify agencies that operated under the authority of a local board of health.
SIR JAMES ALLANSON PICTON was a prominent member of both Liverpool town council and the Wavertree Local Board of Health.
the Ohio Supreme Court was asked whether "the Ohio Revised Code authorizes or delegates to a local board of health or general health district the authority to prohibit smoking in all public places.
An inspection prompted by a complaint to the local Board of Health revealed several areas of the property that contained lead and Mr.
While the state lists Boylston as being at "moderate risk" for mosquito born illnesses, "the local Board of Health placed Boylston as being in a "high risk" category due to the fact that EEE was found in a neighboring town, an email from the Board of Health states.
coli and coliform bacteria, which can cause intestinal distress, prompting the restaurant to close on Wednesday and notify the local Board of Health and the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Under the current arrangement, each local Board of Health has local autonomy in dealing with Worcester.