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SECTION 323
Local health officer; compensation and expenses
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 3, TITLE 2
§ 323. Local health officer; compensation and expenses. 1. Every
local board of health shall fix the compensation of the local health
officer, which in the case of the health officer of a city, town,
village and consolidated health district having a population of eight
thousand or less, shall not be less than the equivalent of fifteen cents
per annum per inhabitant, including Indians on reservations, of the
city, town, village or consolidated health district, according to the
latest federal or state census or enumeration; and in a city, town,
village and consolidated health district having a population of more
than eight thousand, shall not be less than twelve hundred dollars per
annum.

2. In addition to his compensation as provided herein, the board of
health shall allow the actual and reasonable expenses of the health
officer (a) in the performance of his official duties, (b) in going to,
attending and returning from the annual health conference or equivalent
meeting held yearly within the state (c) in going to, attending and
returning from conferences called by the commissioner or his authorized
representative and (d) in going to, attending and returning from
conferences called by the state district health officer of the district.
The board of health, in lieu of allowing the actual and reasonable
expenses for travel of said health officer, may determine by resolution
to allow him an amount not to exceed eight cents per mile for the use of
his own automobile for each mile actually and necessarily traveled by
him in the performance of the duties of his office and in going to,
attending and returning from any of such conferences.

4. (a) The regular compensation of a health officer appointed jointly
by two or more local boards of health for two or more towns or villages
shall be fixed jointly by such boards in such sum as they shall
determine in accordance with the provisions of this section, and such
compensation, together with the expenses of the health officer in the
performance of his duties and in attending the annual sanitary
conference or equivalent meeting and conferences called by the state
district health officer, shall be allowed by the local boards of health
and paid by the municipalities in the proportions to each as shall have
been determined in the resolutions or ordinances authorizing the joint
appointment of the health officer.

(b) The resolution or ordinance of the towns and villages authorizing
the local boards of health of said towns or villages to appoint a health
officer for the said towns or villages pursuant to subdivision three of
section three hundred twenty of this chapter, shall state the proportion
of compensation and expenses of the health officer for which each such
town or village shall be responsible.

5. The provisions of this section relating to the care of venereal
diseases shall not apply to municipalities where a satisfactory clinic
is reasonably available.