[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-12.1; Ord. No. 3225, 8-15-1989, § 1.]
There shall be a Department of Health and Human Services, the head of which shall be the Health Officer, appointed by the Manager, and who shall serve for such term and with such tenure as provided by law.
Under the supervision of the Health Officer, the Department shall:
Have all of the functions, powers and duties of a local Board of Health under Title 26 of the Revised Statutes, except that, as required by the Charter, the Council shall have and exercise all local legislative powers under that Title.
Plan and administer a comprehensive public health program, including, without limitation thereto, environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, child and adult health and health education, prevention and control of drug and narcotics abuse and other services as may be authorized by the Charter or ordinance.
Coordinate with other agencies and officials and, where appropriate, plan and administer programs for youth services, youth guidance, public assistance and social services.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-12.2; Ord. No. 3225, 8-15-1989, § 1.]
[Ord. No. 3225, 8-15-1989, § 1.]
The Health Officer or other full-time official in the Health and Human Services Department may be designated to serve as local Registrar of Vital Statistics, and also a Deputy Registrar shall be appointed.