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2008-10-10 18:00:09

By Eric Eyre Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health members don't just want a new chief health officer who can manage the department's 45 employees, enforce the county's 3-month-old smoking ban and oversee the agency's expected move to a new headquarters site next year. Board members also want a visionary, someone who can turn the Health Department into a model for health agencies across the nation to follow. Sounds like a lot to ask, but the health board believes its found the man - or...

2008-10-02 21:00:11

By Kathy Kellogg A group of Amish families say they are determined to follow the oral instructions handed down by their ancestors in refusing to go along with the Cattaraugus County Health Department's sanitary regulations. They are calling the department's tactics intrusive and discriminatory against the Old Order Community living in the Conewango Valley. A letter signed by Lewis Slabaugh and Uria Rabes of Conewango Valley was a response to the county Board of Health's request in...

2008-09-04 21:00:19

By Kathy Kellogg Two Amish families who have appealed Cattaraugus County Board of Health orders in August to install small sewage systems must now document their church regulations and substantiate their claims that the systems are inefficient. Those cases and a third enforcement decision against an Amish family by the Board of Health on Wednesday were discussed during the meeting held at the St. Bonaventure Clubhouse in Allegany. The identical wording of the two hand-written appeals...

2008-08-21 21:00:34

By Toni Lepeska The longstanding effort to get a hospital in Olive Branch seemed to suffer another defeat Wednesday. Methodist Healthcare was informed that staff at the state Department of Health had recommended denial of the hospital's application for a certificate of need, a requirement to operate. The Board of Health must make the final decision, but state Sen. Merle Flowers, an advocate for a hospital, did not wait to strongly criticize the development. "We anticipate they'll deny...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

By Keith Ervin, Seattle Times Jul. 18--Some King County public-health clinics may have to shut their doors next year, and programs to stop the spread of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis could be curtailed because of a revenue shortfall, county officials said Thursday. Later in the day, the county Board of Health began working on a strategy to lobby the Legislature for local taxing authority to fund public health. For 2009, funding prospects are bleak even if that lobbying...

2008-07-16 09:01:20

By Tracy Eddy, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 16--THE MONONGALIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 10 a.m. today, in County Commission Chambers, Monongalia County Courthouse, 243 High St. The Monongalia County Commission could appoint someone to fill the vacant position on the county Board of Health during today's meeting. "Miscellaneous board appointments" is an item on the agenda for today's meeting, and Commissioner Asel Kennedy said it is a "possibility" they will vote on a...

2008-06-27 12:03:09

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 27--LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Health Department fined the Niagara Frontier Country Club $500 after an inspection held in the wake of an outbreak of food-borne illness there, the county Board of Health was told Thursday. Environmental Health Director James J. Devald said the fine was for improper chilling of roast beef, found during the subsequent inspection, and for not reporting the April 29 and May 1 outbreaks soon enough. The...


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