North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Board of Health

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Board of Health

Providing Guidance to Our Counties

The North Central Health District includes thirteen counties in central Georgia. Each county has a Board of Health as defined by Title 31-3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

The primary roles of the Boards of Health are to assess the needs of the community, provide policy guidance, and exercise general oversight of the health department.  The Boards of Health also certify the county health department budget each year to the County Commission and may adopt public health rules and regulations for the county.

Boards of Health meet at least quarterly and their meetings are open to the public. Dates and times of Board of Health meetings can be found on the Upcoming Events page or call your local health department.

Board members have the important roles of advising the District Health Director on specific needs in their communities, serving as links to local government and community resources, and advocating for public health in the county.

Board of Health Composition

Members Terms
1. The Chief Executive Officer of the governing authority
of the county, by whatever name called,
or some member designated by said officer.
Concurrent with term of office as
Chief Executive Officer
2. The County Superintendent of Schools, or other
school personnel designated by said
Superintendent.
Concurrent with terms of office as
Superintendent
3. A physician* actively practicing medicine in the
county and licensed under Chapter 34 of Title 43,
appointed by the governing authority of the county.

*If there are fewer than four physicians actively
practicing in the county or if there is no physician
actively practicing in the county who is willing and
able to serve, the governing authority may appoint a
person licenses as a nurse or dentist under Chapter
26 or 11, respectively, of Title 43, and actively
practicing such profession in the county or any
other person having familiarity with and concern
for the provision of medical services in the county.

Six (6) years, unless fulfilling an
unexpired term and then the remainder
of the unexpired term
4. A consumer, a representative of a consumer, or a
person from an advocacy agency or group, which
member will represent on the board the county’s
consumers of health services, appointed by the
governing authority of the county.
Six (6) years, unless fulfilling an
unexpired term and then the remainder
of the unexpired term
5. A person interested in promoting public health who
is a consumer or a nurse licensed under Chapter 26
of Title 43, appointed by the governing authority of
the largest municipality in the county.
Six (6) years, unless fulfilling an
unexpired term and then the remainder
of the unexpired term
6. A consumer member who will represent on the
board the county’s needy, underpriviledged, or
elderly community, appointed by the governing
authority of the county.
Six (6) years, unless fulfilling an
unexpired term and then the remainder
of the unexpired term
7. The Chief Executive Officer of the governing
authority of the largest municipality of the county,
by whatever name called, or some member
designated by said officer.
Concurrent with term of office as
Chief Executive Officer

Resources for County Board of Health Members

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