Board Responsibilities

Board Membership

The Plainview Hale County Board of Health consists of eight board members, of which four are appointed by the city and four by the county. A physician is appointed by the department director to serve as health authority and to advise on state and local laws relating to public health.

The Plainview Hale County Board of Health acts as an advisory board to the governing bodies of the participating entities (City of Plainview and Hale County) and makes recommendations from time to time through the minutes of its meetings on matters pertaining to public health. The board has the power and duty to advise the health authority and administrators of the public health district.

Level of Authority: This board has advisory authority for reviewing and making recommendations on all policies and operating procedures of the public health department. The recommendations of this board may then be heard by the City Council.