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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 4
PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS
39-413.  District health director — Appointment — Powers and duties. A district health director shall be appointed by the district board and shall receive compensation as determined by the district board. The director shall have and exercise the following powers and duties in addition to all other powers and duties inherent in the position or delegated to him or imposed upon him by law or rule, regulation, or ordinance:
(1)  To be secretary and administrative officer of the district board of health;
(2)  To prescribe such rules and regulations, consistent with the requirements of this chapter, as may be necessary for the government of the district, for the conduct and duties of the district employees, for the orderly and efficient handling of business, and for the custody, use, and preservation of the records, papers, books, and property belonging to the public health district;
(3)  To administer oaths for all purposes required in the discharge of his duties;
(4)  With the approval of the district board, to:
(a)  Prescribe the positions and the qualifications of all personnel under the district health director on a nonpartisan merit basis in accordance with the objective standards approved by the district board. This shall be the exclusive responsibility of the district health director, with the approval of the board, and no state official, elected or otherwise, or agency shall have any power to disapprove or interfere with the performance by the director and the board of this duty or to delay such performance in any way.
(b)  Establish a personnel system to support rates of pay for appointments, promotions, demotions, and separations and to perform such other personnel actions as are needed. This shall be the exclusive responsibility of the district health director, with the approval of the board, and no state official, elected or otherwise, or agency shall have any power to disapprove or interfere with the performance by the director and the board of this duty or to delay such performance in any way.
(c)  Create such units and sections as are or may be necessary for the proper and efficient functioning of the duties herein imposed.

History:
[39-413, added 1970, ch. 90, sec. 6, p. 218; am. 1972, ch. 159, sec. 2, p. 352; am. 1973, ch. 29, sec. 5, p. 56; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 70, p. 633; am. 1976, ch. 179, sec. 2, p. 646; am. 1982, ch. 133, sec. 1, p. 380; am. 1986, ch. 63, sec. 4, p. 182; am. 2021, ch. 336, sec. 4, p. 1022; am. 2022, ch. 37, sec. 1, p. 98.]


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