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The purpose of this organization shall be to supervise the maintenance of health and sanitary measures for the protection of public health; to provide for control and prevention of dangerous, contagious and infectious disease; provide for the prevention; control, and abatement of nuisances detrimental to public health; to enact such local rules and regulations as are necessary in order to preserve, promote and improve the public health and provide for the enforcement thereof; to enforce the public health statutes of the state and rules promulgated by the State Board of Health, and such other agencies which involve public health; to provide information and education to the public relative to matters pertaining to the preservation of life and health; to facilitate the coordination and interaction of citizens and agencies interested in public health within its jurisdiction; and to carry out such mandated services/activities as otherwise delegated by state law.

[Amended during Regular Meeting, November 14, 1995].