California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 101280

If a transfer authorized by Section 101275 is made:

(a) Each agency shall employ as the immediate supervisor of the environmental health and sanitation services a director of environmental health who is a registered environmental health specialist and the agency shall employ an adequate number of registered environmental health specialists to carry on the program of environmental health and sanitation services.

(b) Wherever, in any statute, regulation, resolution, or order, a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a county health officer or county health department pertaining to environmental health and sanitation services and programs transferred by the board of supervisors, these powers and duties shall be delegated by the local health officer to the director of environmental health, who shall thereafter administer these powers and duties.

(c) The department shall adopt regulations pertaining to minimum program and personnel requirements of environmental health and sanitation services and programs.  The department shall periodically review these programs to determine if minimum requirements are met.

(d) Whenever the board of supervisors determines that the expenses of its environmental health director in the enforcement of any statute, order, quarantine, or regulation prescribed by a state officer or department relating to environmental health and sanitation are not met by any fees prescribed by the state, the board may adopt an ordinance or resolution prescribing fees that will pay the reasonable expenses of the environmental health director incurred in enforcement.  The schedule of fees prescribed by ordinance or resolution of the board of supervisors shall be applicable in the area in which the environmental health director enforces any statute, order, quarantine, rule, or regulation prescribed by a state officer or department relating to environmental health and sanitation.


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