[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 6-19-1979; amended in its entirety 8-19-1986. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Board of Health of the Town of Orange. The function of this Board shall be to oversee the Health Department, which department of the town existed as of the effective date of this chapter and shall continue to exist under the auspices of the Board of Health. The Board of Health shall consist of nine members appointed by the First Selectman as provided in Section 4.4 of the Orange Charter. The terms of the first nine members shall be divided into two classes. The First Selectman shall appoint five members to serve for a term to end 30 days following the biennial town election in 1981, and four members to serve for a term to end 30 days following the biennial town election in 1983. At the expiration of the initial term of office of each Board member, his or her successor shall be appointed by the First Selectman, subject to Section 3.8 of the Orange Charter, to serve a term of four years. Vacancies shall be filled in accordance with Section 4.4 of the Orange Charter. The Board of Health shall meet at least once every three months.
The functions of the Board of Health shall be to advise the Board of Selectmen concerning public health matters and to perform the duties specifically imposed upon Boards of Health by the Connecticut General Statutes or delegated to the Board of Health by the Board of Selectmen. In performing these functions, the Board of Health may:
Consistent with state laws and the Orange Charter, initiate and ensure the enforcement and implementation of all laws, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting the public health of the residents of the Town of Orange;
Advise the Director of Health on public health and related matters;
Coordinate all activities in the Town of Orange relating to public health;
Recommend policy and priorities for the Health Department to the Board of Selectmen;
Periodically review and evaluate all existing programs and policies pertaining to the Orange Health Department;
Act as the supervising and policy review board over the Orange Public Health Nursing Service Board;
Establish and regulate license and fee requirements within the jurisdiction of the Health Department;
Review budget proposals submitted to the Board of Health by section heads within the Health Department and establish a budget to be submitted annually to the Board of Finance;
Prior to the expiration of the term of office of the Director of Health, recommend a successor for that office to the First Selectman; and
If requested, recommend to the First Selectman a candidate for the position of Assistant Director of Health.
There is hereby created the appointive position of Assistant Director of Health of the Town of Orange. An Assistant Director shall have all the powers of a Director of Health in the absence of the Director and, in addition, shall have all of the powers properly delegated to the Assistant by the Director.