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H0558...................................................by LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISTRICT HEALTH BOARDS - Amends existing law to provide the minimum and maximum number of members for boards of trustees for district boards of health; and to revise terms of office for organization purposes. 02/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/08 Rpt prt - to Loc Gov
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 558 BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO DISTRICT HEALTH BOARDS OF TRUSTEES; AMENDING SECTION 39-411, IDAHO 3 CODE, TO PROVIDE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF MEMBERS FOR BOARDS OF 4 TRUSTEES FOR DISTRICT BOARDS OF HEALTH AND TO REVISE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR 5 ORGANIZATION PURPOSES. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 39-411, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 39-411. COMPOSITION OF DISTRICT BOARD -- QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS -- 10 APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL -- TERMS -- TRUSTEE SELECTED FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF 11 DISTRICT BOARDS OF HEALTH. For those districts comprised of less than eight 12 (8) counties, the district board of health shall consist of not less than 13 seven (7) or more than nine (9) members to be appointed by the boards of 14 county commissioners within each district acting jointly, and each board of 15 county commissioners may appoint a board member. For those districts comprised 16 of eight (8) counties, the district board of health shall consist of not less 17 than eight (8) or more than ten (10) members and each board of county commis- 18 sioners may appoint a board member. Each member of the district board of 19 health shall be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the state of 20 Idaho and the public health district for one (1) year immediately last past, 21 and a qualified elector. One (1) member of the district board, if available to 22 serve, shall be a physician licensed by the Idaho state board of medicine and 23 no more than one (1) member shall be appointed from any professional or spe- 24 cial interest group. All members shall be chosen with due regard to their 25 knowledge and interest in public health and in promoting the health of the 26 citizens of the state and the public health district. Representation shall be 27 assured from rural as well as urban population groups. All appointments to the 28 district board shall be confirmed by a majority vote of all the county commis- 29 sioners of all the counties located within the public health district. Any 30 member of the district board may be removed by majority vote of all the county 31 commissioners of all the counties located within the district. The members of 32 the district board, each year, shall select a chairman, a vice-chairman and a 33 trustee. The trustee shall represent the district board as a member of the 34 board of trustees of the Idaho district boards of health. The board of 35 trustees of the Idaho district boards of health shall have authority to allo- 36 cate appropriations from the legislature to the health districts. The board of 37 trustees shall develop and administer a formula for the allocation of legisla- 38 tive appropriations. 39 The members of the district board of health shall be appointed for the 40 purpose of organization as follows: OneTwo ( 12) members to be appointed for 41 a term of one (1) year, onetwo ( 12) for two (2) years, onetwo ( 12) for three 42 (3) years, two (2) for four (4) years and two (2) for five (5) years for those 43 districts comprised of eight (8) counties. For those districts composed of 2 1 less than seven (7) counties, the members of the district board of health 2 shall be appointed for the purpose of organization as follows: One (1) member 3 to be appointed for a term of one (1) year, two (2) for two (2) years, two (2) 4 for three (3) years and two (2) for four (4) years and two (2) for five (5) 5 years. Each succeeding vacancy shall be filled by the boards of county commis- 6 sioners within the district acting jointly and with confirmation as herein 7 described for a term of five (5) years, subject to reappointment; and vacan- 8 cies on the board for an unexpired term shall be filled for the balance of the 9 unexpired term.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15880 This legislation allows counties to expand the District Health Boards to accommodate the provision of medical professionals on the boards. FISCAL IMPACT None Contact Name: Rep. Tom Loertscher Phone: (208) 332 1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 558