[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Bedford 11-14-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a local health department as allowed under RSA 147:1 and RSA 128:3 for the purpose of promoting the general well being for the individuals that live and work in the Town of Bedford.
The Town Council shall recommend to the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services an individual to be appointed as the Bedford Health Officer as outlined in RSA 128:1. His or her duties shall be performed as outlined in RSA 128:5. These duties shall be in addition those required by local ordinances. The Town of Bedford personnel policy and RSA 128 shall establish the position qualifications. The Health Officer shall be responsible for periodic review of the municipal health ordinances for compliance and coordination with all relevant state regulations. The review reports shall be submitted to the Town Council no less than every three years or upon a request for an interim review from the Town Council. The Health Officer shall report directly to the Bedford Fire Chief.
The Town of Bedford may appoint a Deputy Health Officer as allowed per RSA 128:6a and 147:5. The Deputy Health Officer/Inspector shall report directly to the Town Health Officer.
The Bedford Board of Health shall be comprised of the Health Officer and the Town Council. The organization of the Board shall comply with the requirements of RSA 128:3.
Wherever any health regulations adopted by the Town reference an appeals process, unless specifically stated otherwise, the Bedford Board of Health shall be the appeals board.
Health Department fees shall be reviewed and approved by the Town Council. Unless otherwise provided in the Code of the Town of Bedford, fees amounts are set forth in the Building Department Handbook available in the Building Department offices.