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Virginia Code Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns § 15.2-629. Department and board of health

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The department of health shall consist of the county health director, who shall be appointed as provided in the applicable provisions of Article 5 (§ 32.1-30 et seq.) of Chapter 1 of Title 32.1 and who shall be head thereof, and the other officers and employees of such department.  The head of the department shall exercise the powers conferred and shall perform the duties imposed upon the local health director by general law, not inconsistent herewith.  He shall also perform such other duties as may be imposed upon him by the board or, if the health department is operated under contract with the State Board of Health, as may be specified in such contract.

If the board appoints a local board of health as provided in § 32.1-32, it shall consist of two qualified citizens of the county, who shall serve without pay, and the county health director.  Such board shall have power to adopt necessary rules and regulations, not in conflict with law, concerning the department.  The board of health may at any time be abolished by the board of supervisors.

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