North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Environmental Health

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The Environmental Health Section provides control and prevention through a combination of surveillance, education, enforcement, and assessment programs designed to identify and abate the environmental conditions that adversely impact human health. In addition to the primary programs described below, the EH section executes programs related to indoor air quality, emergency response activities, and individual drinking water systems (wells). Additional information, including Rules and Regulations, can by found for each program at the website of the Division of Public Health Environmental Health Section.

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Food Service Program

The goal of the food service program is to reduce the risk of food-borne illness associated with the improper storage, preparation and cooking of food. The EH Section permits facilities and conducts food service inspections at a minimum of twice per year. The EH Section also provides education, investigates complaints, and assists the Epidemiology Section… Read More

Tourist Accommodation Program

The goal of the Tourist Accommodation Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with unsanitary or hazardous conditions in Georgia’s tourist accommodations. The EH Section permits facilities, conducts routine inspections at a minimum of twice per year, and assures compliance with regulatory policies found in the Department of Human Resources Rules for Tourist Accommodations,… Read More

Swimming Pool Program

The goal of the Swimming Pool Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools that are permitted for operation in the State of Georgia. The EH Section permits facilities and conducts Swimming Pool inspections at a minimum of twice per year. The EH Section also… Read More

Land Use Program

The goal of the Land Use Program is to reduce and prevent the existence of many diseases such as dysentery, infectious hepatitis, typhoid and paratyphoid, and various types of gastrointestinal problems that may be transmitted from one person to another through the fecal contamination associated with improperly maintained septic systems. Primary duties include oversight and… Read More

Rabies Control

The goal of the Rabies Control Program is to minimize the spread of the rabies virus in the human population. The EH Section conducts investigations and provides technical assistance to private physicians, veterinarians, hospital emergency rooms, and local animal control shelters by following the Rabies Control Law, O.C.G.A. 31-19, and the Department of Human Resources… Read More

Chemical Hazards Program

The goal of the Chemical Hazards Program is to protect the health and promote the quality of life of Georgians through the prevention of exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. The Chemical Hazards Program (CHP) provides public health assessments and health consultations, technical assistance, community education, staff training, and referrals for district and local… Read More

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The goal of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is to reduce and prevent children’s exposure to environmental and occupational lead. The EH section conducts lead-based paint risk assessments and inspections for residences of children from birth to 72 months of age who have elevated blood lead levels.