Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.362
Creation and composition of Health District; appointment and terms of members of district board of health and public health advisory board; duty of district board of health to maintain records; prohibition on local boards of health.


1.

A health district with a health department consisting of a district health officer, a chief medical officer, a public health advisory board and a district board of health is hereby created.

2.

The district board of health consists of:

(a)

Representatives selected by the following entities from among their elected members:

(1)

Two representatives of the board of county commissioners;

(2)

Two representatives of the governing body of the largest incorporated city in the county; and

(3)

One representative of the governing body of each other city in the county; and

(b)

The following representatives, selected by the elected representatives of the district board of health selected pursuant to paragraph (a), who shall represent the health district at large and who must be selected based on their qualifications without regard to the location within the health district of their residence or their place of employment:

(1)

One representative who is a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State;

(2)

One representative of a nongaming business or from an industry that is subject to regulation by the health district; and

(3)

One representative of the association of gaming establishments whose membership in the county collectively paid the most gross revenue fees to the State pursuant to NRS 463.370 in the preceding year, who must be selected from a list of nominees submitted by the association. If no such association exists, the representative selected pursuant to this subparagraph must represent the gaming industry.

3.

The public health advisory board consists of:

(a)

One resident of each city in the county selected by the governing body of each such city; and

(b)

The following representatives, selected by the district board of health, who shall advise the health district on matters relating to public health and who must be selected based on their qualifications without regard to the location within the health district of their residence or their place of employment:

(1)

One representative who is a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State, selected on the basis of his or her education, training, experience or demonstrated abilities in the provision of health care services to members of minority groups and other medically underserved populations;

(2)

One representative who is a nurse licensed to practice nursing in this State; and

(3)

One representative who has a background or expertise in environmental health or environmental health services.

4.

Members of the public health advisory board serve as nonvoting members of the district board of health. A member of the district board of health may not designate another person to vote, participate in a discussion or otherwise serve on his or her behalf.

5.

Members of the district board of health and the public health advisory board serve terms of 2 years. Vacancies must be filled in the same manner as the original selection for the remainder of the unexpired term. Members serve without additional compensation for their services, but are entitled to reimbursement for necessary expenses for attending meetings or otherwise engaging in the business of their respective board.

6.

The district board of health shall meet in July of each year to organize and elect one of its voting members selected pursuant to subsection 2 as chair of the board.

7.

The county treasurer is the treasurer of the district board of health. The treasurer shall:

(a)

Keep permanent accounts of all money received by, disbursed for and on behalf of the district board of health; and

(b)

Administer the health district fund created by the board of county commissioners pursuant to NRS 439.363.

8.

The district board of health shall maintain records of all of its proceedings and minutes of all meetings, which must be open to inspection.

9.

No county, city or town board of health may be created in the county. Any county, city or town board of health in existence when the district board of health is created must be abolished.
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