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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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"Even though the legislature has determined that smoking in food establishments is not a crime, the Board of Health may nevertheless regulate smoking in such establishments," she said.
Goodlow has been influential in guiding both the board and the department in matters requiring medical expertise," said William Stinson, M.D., Board of Health president.
Officials told Board of Health members that, once the lead paint is removed, prisoners would be painting the building.
"This case is about the Board of Health, appointed by the mayor, bypassing the proper legislative process for governing the city."
Second, the statute provides that "persons and entities [including hospitals] that in good faith comply completely with board of health rules regarding the emergency epidemic and executive orders ...
The case discussed here has to do with nonsmoking regulations in Toledo, Ohio, that were adopted pursuant to the board of health's general grant of powers.
(The tobacco industry has a strong track record in blocking meaningful restrictions of its trade in state legislatures.) After the session, Woods asked the Arkansas Board of Health to restrict smoking in restaurants.
In Chicago, between 1871 - when the Chicago Foundlings Home opened its door to orphaned babies and the women willing to wet nurse them - and 1961 - when the Board of Health closed the Mothers' Breast Milk Station which had supplied bottled human milk at no cost to premature and sick infants for more than twenty years - employers remained conflicted about wet nurses, their product, and their function.
These Board of Health regulations for the first time codify the methodology for abatement work, and specify exactly what work is required when faced with various lead conditions.
The Board of Health adopted the rules on behalf of the Oklahoma State Department of Health on July 10 and Gov.
Those questions all came up when selectmen and Board of Health members met to discuss the issue at a joint meeting last Thursday night.

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