2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 16 - Public Health And Welfare Generally
Chapter 262 - Local Health Authorities
§ 14-262-115 - County or district boards of health -- Powers and duties.

AR Code § 14-262-115 (2014) What's This?

(a) In addition to all other powers and duties conferred and imposed upon county and district boards of health by the provisions of this act, the boards shall have and exercise the following specific powers and duties:

(1) To provide, equip, and maintain suitable offices and all necessary facilities for the proper administration and operation of the county or district health department;

(2) To determine general policies to be followed by the public health officer in administering and enforcing the public health laws, rules, and regulations of the board and the orders, rules, regulations, and standards promulgated by the State Board of Health;

(3) To act in an advisory capacity to the public health officer on all matters pertaining to public health;

(4) To issue from time to time such orders and to adopt such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the public health laws of this state nor with the orders, rules, and regulations of the State Board of Health, as the board may deem necessary for the proper exercise of the powers and duties vested in or imposed upon a county or district health department or board of health by this act.

(b) All statutes, rules, and regulations in force on February 28, 1949, which relate to matters concerning public health in municipalities coming under the jurisdiction of the county or district boards, as set forth in ยง 14-262-107, shall remain in full force and shall be enforceable by the boards unless and until they are amended or repealed by proper authority or unless they are repugnant to the provisions of this act.

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