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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 local Board of Health offered the following advise to avoid mosquito bites:
CHAB was formed in 1993 as a citizen advisory committee to advise the local board of health on matters of public health policy.
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The reader should check with his local board of health before purchasing.
A State attorney argues that the city's local Board of Health has within its power to ban products that could contribute to health risks.
The High Street venue was originally built as the headquarters of the Wavertree Local Board of Health and was designed by local architect John Elliot Reeve, who lived in nearby Sandown Lane.
Knowledge of accreditation and parliamentary procedure for new local board of health members in Georgia is available at the click of a button, thanks to the Georgia Public Health Association.
With proper handling, fluorescent bulbs, which contain small amounts of mercury, are safe to use, according to local Board of Health directors.