WVC 16 - 2 - 5
§16-2-5. Authority to create, establish and maintain combined
local boards of health; service area.
Any two or more counties or any county or counties and one or
more municipalities within or partially within the county or
counties may combine to create, establish and maintain a combined
local board of health organized pursuant to and with the powers and
duties prescribed by this article. The plan of combination must be
approved by the commissioner. The service area of any combined
local board of health is the combined territorial limits of the
participating municipality or municipalities and county or
That if all or a portion of a participating
municipality is located in a nonparticipating county, the service
area of the combined local board of health is limited to the
territorial limits of the municipality and does not extend to or
include any area of the nonparticipating county outside of the
municipal limits: Provided, however,
That the service area of a
combined local board does not extend to or include any area within
the service area of a municipal board of health maintaining a
separate full-time municipal health department under the
supervision of a municipal local health officer.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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