§16-2-3. Authority to create, establish and maintain county boards
of health; service area.
A county commission shall create, establish and maintain a
county board of health if no other local board of health organized
under this article is established and responsible for public health
in the service area. The county board of health shall be organized
pursuant to and with the powers and duties prescribed by this
article. The service area of any county board of health is the
county territorial limits and includes every municipality within
the county that does not have a municipal board of health
maintaining a separate full-time municipal health department under
the supervision of a municipal local health officer or that is not
a member of a combined local board of health.