2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 16 - Public Health And Welfare Generally
Chapter 262 - Local Health Authorities
§ 14-262-113 - County or district boards of health -- Appointment.

AR Code § 14-262-113 (2014) What's This?

(a) Within thirty (30) days after the entry of an order by the county court to establish and maintain a county or district health department, the county court or courts, as the case may be, shall proceed to organize the department by the appointment of a county or district board of health.

(b) (1) Every county board of health shall consist of five (5) members, at least one (1) of whom shall have a degree of Doctor of Medicine from a medical school approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, or its successor, of the American Medical Association, to be appointed by the county judge for five-year terms, except that the members first appointed shall be so designated so that one shall serve for one (1) year, one for two (2) years, one for three (3) years, one for four (4) years, and one for five (5) years, from January 1 of the year appointed. Thereafter, full term appointments shall be for five (5) years.

(2) All members shall be residents of the county.

(3) Appointments shall be made to the board so that no business or professional group shall constitute a majority of the board.

(4) Any vacancy on the board shall be filled by the county judge in the same manner as full-term appointments by the appointment of a qualified person for the unexpired term.

(c) (1) Every district board of health shall consist of two (2) members for each county who shall reside in the county from which they are appointed, one (1) of whom shall have a degree of Doctor of Medicine from a medical school approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, or its successor, of the American Medical Association, to be appointed by the county judge of the county in which they reside, together with one (1) additional member to be chosen from the district by the members so appointed; however, the additional member shall not be a member of the medical profession.

(2) The members of the board of health first appointed shall be designated by the county judge so that one member from each county shall serve for three (3) years and one member for five (5) years; thereafter, all full-term appointments shall be for five (5) years. The additional member to be chosen by the members so appointed shall serve five (5) years.

(3) Appointments shall be made to the board so that no business or professional group shall constitute a majority of the board.

(4) Any vacancy on the board shall be filled by the county judge in the same manner as full-term appointments by the appointment of a qualified person for the unexpired term.

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