Board of Health

POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD OF HEALTH:

*1. To Provide, Equip And Maintain Suitable Offices And All Necessary Facilities For The Proper Administration And Operation Of The Public Health Department.

*2. To Determine General Policies To Be Followed By The Public Health Officer In Administering And Enforcing The Public Health Laws, The Orders, Rules And Regulations Of The Board, And The Orders, Rules Regulations And Standards Of 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 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 Health Department Or Board Of Health By This Article.

*5. To Hold Hearings, Administer Oaths, Subpoena Witnesses And Take Testimony In All Matters Relating To The Exercise And Performance Of The Powers And Duties Vested In Or Imposed Upon A County Or District Board Of Health.

*6. To Accept, And Through The Public Health Officer, To Use, Disburse And Administer All Federal Aid, State Aid, Or Other Property, Services Or Monies Allotted To The County Health Department For Local Public Health Functions, Or Allotted Without Designation Of A Specific Agency For Purposes Which Are Within The Functions Of The County Health Department, And To Prescribe, By Rule And Regulation Not Inconsistent With The Laws Of This State, The Conditions Under Which Such Property, Services Or Monies Shall Be Accepted And Administered. The Board Is Empowered To Make Such Agreements, Not Inconsistent With The Laws Of This State, The Conditions Under Which Such Property, Services Or Monies Shall Be Accepted And Administered. The Board Is Empowered To Make Such Agreements, Not Inconsistent With The Laws Of This State, As May Be Required As A Condition Precedent. To Receiving Such Funds Or Other Assistance.

*7. To Establish, And To Prescribe, By Rule And Regulation, The Conditions Under Which Fees For Personal Health Services Rendered By The Local Health Department May Be Accepted And Administered: Such Fees Not To Exceed That Actual Cost Of Rendering Such Service. Personal Home Health Care Services May Include, But Not Be Limited To, Home Health Care, Physical And Speech Therapy, Orthopedic And Dental Services For Children, And Such Other Home Health Care Services As May Be Established By Federal Or State Law, Except No Person Shall Be Denied Personal Health Services For Failure To Pay Said Fee.

8. To establish and appoint, as the board may deem necessary or advisable, special advisory committees to advise and confer with the board concerning the public health aspects of any business, profession or industry within the state. All committees shall be subject to board determination and selection and shall serve at the pleasure of the board. Any committee so established and appointed:

Legal Actions and Judicial Review:

1. The county attorney shall be the legal advisor for the department, and shall defend it in all actions and proceedings brought against it.

* 2. Any Person Aggrieved By A Decision Of The Board Or The Public Health Officer Acting Under The Provisions Of This Article, And Affected Thereby, Shall Be Entitled To Judicial Review By Filing In The District Court. (All items that are * have specific reference to these powers in the Colorado Revised Statutes)

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