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SECTION 357
Certain counties; health services advisory boards
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 3, TITLE 3
§ 357. Certain counties; health services advisory boards. 1. In a
county wherein the legislative body constitutes the board of health of
such county under and pursuant to the provisions of section three
hundred fifty-six of this article, the county shall provide for the
appointment by the board of health of a health services advisory board
consisting of nine members. Two members shall be licensed physicians.
The remaining members of the board shall be known as public members and
shall be selected on the basis of their interest and knowledge regarding
the health needs, resources and facilities of the community.

2. The health services advisory board shall advise the county health
director with respect to the discharge of his powers, responsibilities
and duties.

3. A person may hold other public office or employment while serving
as a member of a health services advisory board.

4. The members of a health services advisory board shall have fixed
terms of four years except that three of the initial appointments shall
be for two years and three shall be for three years. A term shall be
deemed to run from the first day of the year in which the appointment is
made. Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner
as original appointments. No person may serve as a member for more than
two terms consecutively.

5. Board members shall be reimbursed for expenses actually and
necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.

6. Two or more such counties may agree to form a conjoined health
services advisory board. Each county shall be entitled to appoint
members in accordance with the provisions of subdivision one or may
appoint such proportion of the total membership so computed as is
mutually agreed upon by the participating counties.