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New Sanitarian & PTT Inspector Training -- April 28 - May 1, 2014

Fall Regional Meetings

Tattoo Inspector Training

Other Training Opportunities

Environmental Health Toolkit

EH and You

Hazardous Chemicals

Education of Local Boards Of Health

Provides direct technical assistance and education to local boards regarding local EH programs and their responsibilities/authorities.

Environmental Health: A Profile of Iowa's Local systems Nov. 2001  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Model Environmental Health Programs

Chapter 137 of the Code of Iowa   This item links to an outside page

  • Sets up jurisdiction of local board of health
  • Provides rule-making authority
  • Provides authority to employ EH personnel to deliver services
  • Allows local boards of health to issue penalties

641 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 77  Adobe Acrobat Logo

  • Establishes requirements of local boards of health.
  • Identifies three core functions and 10 essential services of public health.
  • Identifies structure and membership of the local board of health.
  • Requires local boards of health to provide minutes of meetings to the Iowa Dept. of Public Health.

Chapter 455B.172 of the Code of Iowa  This item links to an outside page

  • Requires local boards of health to be the administrative authority over private septic systems and private water wells.

Chapter 331.302 of the Code of Iowa  This item links to an outside page

  • Identifies the process for establishing county legislation under the board of supervisors.

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