Colorado Revised Statutes Title 25. Health § 25-1-509. County and district public health directors

(1)(a) The director of each agency shall be the public health director.

(b) All other personnel required by an agency shall be selected by the public health director.  All personnel shall perform duties as prescribed by the public health director.

(c) In the event of a public health emergency, the agency shall issue orders and adopt rules consistent with the laws and rules of the state as the public health director may deem necessary for the proper exercise of the powers and duties vested in or imposed upon the agency or county or district board.

(2) In addition to the other powers and duties conferred by this part 5 or by the agency, a public health director has the following powers and duties:

(a) To administer and enforce:

(I) The public health laws of the state and, as authorized by the provisions of this title or article 20 of title 30, C.R.S., the public health orders, rules, and standards of the state department or the state board;  and

(II) The orders and rules of the county or district board;

(b) To exercise all powers and duties conferred and imposed upon agencies not expressly delegated by the provisions of this part 5 to a county or district board;

(c) To hold hearings, administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, and take testimony in all matters relating to the exercise and performance of his or her powers and duties;

(d) To act as the local registrar of vital statistics or to contract out the responsibility of registrar in the area over which the agency has jurisdiction;

(e) To direct the resources needed to carry out the county or district public health plan developed pursuant to section 25-1-505 ;  and

(f) If requested by the county or district board, to serve as secretary to the board responsible for maintaining all records required by part 2 of article 72 of title 24, C.R.S., and ensuring public notice of all meetings in accordance with part 4 of article 6 of title 24, C.R.S.  The director shall be the custodian of all properties and records for the agency.


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