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Title 8 Health and Safety
8.08 Air Pollution Control
8.12 Burning Restrictions
8.14 Abandoned Vehicles and Unlawful Vehicle Work
8.16 Fireworks
8.24 County Board of Health
8.28 Sifting or Leaking Loads
8.36 Sexual Assault Victim Assistance
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County Codes
Title 8 Health and Safety
8.24 County Board of Health
8.24.010 Creation of board
8.24.020 Appointment of county health officer
8.24.030 Deputies
8.24.040 Duty to make reports
8.24.050 Duties
8.24.060 Powers

8.24.010 Creation of board
    A.  The Douglas County board of health shall consist of the board of county commissioners, the sheriff, and the county health officer. 
    B.  The county health officer shall act as chairman of the county board of health, and the county clerk shall be the clerk of the board. 
    C.  All of the officers shall serve without additional compensation. (Ord. 278 §1 (part), 1977)
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8.24.020 Appointment of county health officer
    A.  The board of county commissioners shall appoint a county health officer for the county. 
    B.  The county health officer shall be learned in sanitary science, public health practice and the diagnosis of infectious diseases. 
    C.  His term of office shall be for two years or until his successor has been appointed and qualified. 
    D.  For performing the duties prescribed by law, the county health officer shall receive such compensation as is fixed by the board of county commissioners, which compensation shall be four hundred dollars per month. The board of county commissioners is directed to allow a claim for four hundred dollars per month or for such greater sum as the board may deem proper for the work performed. 
    E.  In the case of vacancy occurring in the office of county health officer, the board of county commissioners shall appoint a successor within thirty days of the time the vacancy occurred. 
    F.  The county health officer shall be the executive officer of the county board of health, and may be county physician. 
    G.  The county health officer is empowered to inspect for conditions that pose a threat to the health, welfare and safety of the public. If such condition is found to exist, including but not limited to those enumerated in section 8.14.010, and in the opinion of the county health officer it poses an immediate threat to the health, welfare or safety of the public, the county health officer may cause the reasonable and immediate abatement of such condition. If the threat is not immediate, the county health officer shall notice the person, firm or corporation responsible to abate the condition immediately. If the person, firm or corporation fails to abate the condition the county health officer may cause the condition to be abated and collect by civil action the actual cost of abating the condition in addition to any other damages authorized by law. For purposes of this subsection the presumptions contained in section 8.14.020 shall apply. (Ord. 291-A §1, 1978; Ord. 278 §1 (part), 1977)
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8.24.030 Deputies
    A.  With the approval of the board of county commissioners, the county health officer is empowered to appoint such deputies as may be necessary.     
    B.  Deputies shall receive such compensation as is fixed by the board of county commissioners. 
    C.  Not later than the fifth day of each month, deputy health officers shall file monthly reports with the county health officer. The reports shall be compiled by the county health officer and forwarded to the health division not later than the tenth day of each month. (Ord. 278 §1 (part), 1977)
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8.24.040 Duty to make reports
The county board of health shall be subject to the supervision of the health division, and shall make such reports to the health division as the state board of health may require. (Ord. 278 §1 (part), 1977)
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8.24.050 Duties
The county board of health shall: 
    A.  Oversee all sanitary conditions of the county in which the board is created. 
    B.  Make such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the prevention, suppression and control of any contagious or infectious disease dangerous to the public health, which rules and regulations shall take effect from and after their approval by the state board of health. (Ord. 278 §1 (part), 1977)
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8.24.060 Powers
 The county board of health shall have the power: 
    A.  To abate nuisances in accordance with law; 
    B.  To establish and maintain an isolation hospital or quarantine station when necessary;        
    C.  To restrain, quarantine and disinfect any person sick with or exposed to any contagious or infectious disease dangerous to the public health; 
    D.  To appoint quarantine officers when necessary to enforce quarantine; and shall provide whatever medicines, disinfectants and provisions which may be required; and shall arrange for the payment of all debts or charges so incurred from any funds available; but each patient shall, if able, pay for his food, medicine, clothes and medical attendance; 
    E.  Subject to the prior review and approval of the county commission, to adopt a schedule of reasonable fees to be collected for issuing or renewing any health permit or license required to be obtained from such board pursuant to state law or ordinance adopted by any political subdivision. Such fees shall be for the sole purpose of defraying the costs and expenses of the licensing and permit procedures and investigations related thereto and not for general revenue purposes. (Ord. 278 §1 (part), 1977)
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