CHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE\ARTICLE 1. BOARD OF HEALTH

ARTICLE 1. BOARD OF HEALTH

The board of health shall consist of a city health officer, who shall be a practicing doctor of medicine and two additional members who shall be members of the governing body. The city health officer and the two additional members of the board of health shall be appointed annually by the mayor at the first regular meeting of the governing body in April of each year, to serve for one year terms subject to confirmation by the city council. Provided, that a member of the governing body appointed to the board of health shall have no right to vote for or against his or her own confirmation. The board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to guide its operations. The city clerk shall be secretary of the board but shall have no vote. He or she shall preserve its records, rules and regulations and shall issue all orders and notices which may be required by ordinance or order of the board.

(Code 2016)

The city health officer shall:

(a)   Cause health investigations and inspections to be made as required by the laws of Kansas and of the city;

(b)   Make recommendations to the board respecting the improvement of health of the inhabitants of the city;

(c)   Make all health reports required by the State Department of Health and Environment, Division of Health;

(d)   Prepare an annual health report of the city for submission to the governing body;

(e)   Perform such other duties as may be required of him or her under the laws of the State of Kansas or of the city.

(Code 2016)