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Board of Health - Responsibilities - Full List

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  • 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
Parks & Rec Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Via Zoom
  • Attached File: PR 2023-09-28 Agenda
  • Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Oct 3, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    Planning Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Wed, Oct 4, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    via Zoom
    Posted to: Planning Board
  • Attached File: PB 2023-10-04 Agenda
  • Thu, Oct 5, 2023, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Room 135
    Posted to: Council on Aging
    Latest News
    Grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and interpretive science programs due by Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
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    Featuring works by more than 30 Heath artists, the Seventh Annual Heath Arts Exhibition will be held from Saturday, September 2 through Saturday, September 9 in Community Hall.