The State Board of Health is empowered to make all necessary and reasonable rules of a general nature for the protection of the public health and safety; for the general amelioration of the sanitary and hygienic conditions within the state; for the suppression and prevention of infectious, contagious, and communicable diseases; for the proper enforcement of quarantine, isolation, and control of such diseases; and for the proper control of chemical exposures that may result in adverse health effects to the public. The Department of Health is the state agency responsible for implementing the Board's rules.
The Board updates its rules on a continuing basis. The Board must follow the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA") to amend, repeal or adopt a rule.
The following questionnaire must also be utilized for filing proposed rules: Questionnaire For Filing Proposed Rules.
An essential part of the APA allows the public to comment on any rule being amended, repealed, or proposed, and the Board values your comments and questions.
Please see the Final Rules Table of Contents to view the Board's current rules.