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Board of Health - Responsibilities - Full List

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General

  • Determining health needs of community
  • Making local regulations and policies, including:
  • Private well regulations
  • Smoking in private clubs regulations
  • Massage regulations
  • Local title 5 regulations Septic hauler regulations
  • Local storm drain regulations
  • Isolation and quarantine regulations
  • Hold public hearings
  • Define permits and fees
  • Enforcement of regulations made under State Sanitary Code and Environmental Code
  • Notice of violations and follow-up
  • Approvals and inspections
  • Handling of complaints, documentation and follow-up

Records, Record Keeping and Reports

  • Submit annual report to town
  • Maintain numerous records
  • Process numerous types of reports of cases and diseases
  • Maintain minutes of all meetings
  • Maintain written record of all complaints received, (written, verbal, anonymous or named)
  • Bill homeowners and business owners for work done, and track payments

Health Care and Disease Control

  • Receive reports of disease dangerous to public health, including reports from schools and doctors, include lead poisoning.
  • Keep records of these reports. Follow up
  • Report cases to DPH
  • Prevention of dangerous diseases
  • Coordinate availability and disbursement of vaccines

Housing and Dwellings

  • Enforce state sanitary code re: standards for fitness for human habitation
  • Enforce state’s lead poisoning prevention regulations
  • Inspect and certify public lodging houses, B&B, camps
  • Involvement with oil spills
  • Respond to complaints re: common housing or rental units

Sanitary Sewage Disposal

  • Enforce Title 5 of State Environmental Code
  • Examine sites, witness perc tests, issue certificates of compliance, approve plans
  • Involvement with all new septic systems, failures, repairs
  • Issue Variances
  • Handle complaints
  • Evaluate potentially troublesome areas in town
  • Act to develop prevention programs, such as shared systems.
  • Subdivision control
Calendar of Events
Tue, Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Jacobs Road, cafeteria
Posted to: Finance Committee
  • Attached File: FC 2024-02-27 Agenda
  • Tue, Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
  • Attached File: 2024-02-27 Agenda
  • Thu, Feb 29, 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Room 135
    Posted to: Council on Aging
    Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
    18 Jacobs Road
    Posted to: Town Clerk
    Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    MLB Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
    virtual
  • Attached File: MLB 2024-03-12 Agenda
  • Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Mar 19, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    Wed, Mar 20, 2024, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    via Zoom
    Posted to: Board Of Health
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Mar 26, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    Latest News
    The Heath Cultural Council recently announced funding recipients for the 2024 grant cycle.
    CLINICS IN WEST COUNTY
    Listen to Previous Meetings: https://townofheath.org/p/67/Audio-Recordings
    See attached document for the complete list