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Board of Health Roles

The Roles of the Board of Health are:

  • To provide oversight to the direct the development and implementation of the Health Unit Strategic Plan, including the mission, philosophy, organizational vision, goals and objectives.
  • To ensure compliance with the Public Health Organizational Standards.
  • To ensure that the Chief Executive Officer manages the agency in an effective and efficient manner, following Provincial guidelines and Board policy.
  • To provide leadership and advocacy on behalf of public health issues.
  • To represent the community of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, either as municipal appointees, or as provincial appointees.
  • To be accountable to the community and the respective funding bodies for the activities of the Health Unit.
  • To select the Chief Executive Officer of the Health Unit.
  • To nominate candidates to the Minister of Health for provincial appointees to the Board of Health.
  • To establish and maintain linkages with other health, environmental and social service agencies, on a district, regional and provincial basis.
  • To support the provincial association (Association of Local Public Health Agencies).
  • To assist in the identification of community health issues.
  • To participate on Board committees, task forces and Advisory committees.