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SECTION 341
County or part-county health districts; local health districts within; villages in two counties
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 3, TITLE 3
§ 341. County or part-county health districts; local health districts
within; villages in two counties. 1. Local health districts within the
area of any county or part-county health district shall continue to
exist as subdivisions of such health district, and the local boards of
health shall continue to exist and to retain their powers and duties
subject to the rulings and regulations of the board of health of the
county or part-county health district, and may continue to appoint local
health officers for such local health districts as provided by law.

2. If a county or part-county health district as heretofore or
hereafter established by a board of supervisors shall by its terms
contain a portion of any village which lies partly within said county
and partly within some other county, said village, without regard to
population, shall continue its local district organization in the same
manner as before, in which case the health officer of the village acting
within the county or part-county health district shall be a deputy of
the county health commissioner with reference to acts performed within
said county or part-county health district. Provided, however, said
village may, by resolution of the village board, limit the local health
district to that portion of the village lying in the county outside of
the county or part-county health district, in which event the
compensation of the local health officer shall be based upon the number
of inhabitants in the reduced village health district, and the residents
of that portion of the village lying within the county or part-county
health district shall not be taxed by the village for the maintenance of
such reduced local health district.

3. The governing authorities of any city, village or town or the
governing authorities of the cities, villages or towns within a
consolidated health district may abolish such city, village, town or
consolidated health district as a local health district, whereupon all
the powers and duties of the local board of health of such local health
district shall devolve upon the board of health of the county or
part-county health district and all the powers and duties of the local
health officer of such local health district shall devolve upon the
county health commissioner.

4. The governing authorities of a town or village, the local board of
health of which has been abolished pursuant to the provisions of this
section, when authorized by a proposition submitted and adopted in the
manner provided by law, may employ a public health nurse or public
health nurses, qualified as provided in the sanitary code, and make the
necessary appropriation therefor. Such public health nurse, or nurses,
shall work under the direction of the county health commissioner.

5. Where the local health district within the area of any county or
part county health district is a town in which there are one or more
incorporated villages and the local board of health is a town board,
appropriations made by the town board for the purposes stated in
subdivisions one and four of this section shall be a charge upon the
taxable property of that part of the town outside of any incorporated
village.

If a proposition is submitted as provided in subdivision four of this
section for the employment of public health nurses in a town in which
there are incorporated villages which constitute a local health
district, only such persons who are electors and owners of record of
property in the town outside of incorporated villages shall be entitled
to vote upon such a proposition.