Dutchess County , NY
 
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[Amended 12-7-2015 by L.L. No. 7-2015]
(a) 
The affirmative vote of a majority of the total membership of the Board of Health shall be required to pass any rule, regulation, order or direction which constitutes an amendment or addition to the County Sanitary Code. On the final passage, the question shall be taken by "ayes" and "noes," and the names of the members present and their vote shall be entered in the minutes of proceedings.
(b) 
Every rule, regulation, order or direction which constitutes an amendment or addition to the County Sanitary Code shall be mailed or delivered in final form to each member at least 10 calendar days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to its final passage, unless the County Executive certifies as to the necessity for its immediate passage, and, in such event, such rule, regulation, order or direction may be passed by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the total membership of the Board of Health.
(c) 
The Board of Health shall hold a public hearing on every rule, regulation, order or direction which constitutes an amendment or addition to the County Sanitary Code prior to its final passage. Such public hearing shall be on at least five days' notice, published in the official daily newspapers in the County of Dutchess.
(d) 
The Board of Health shall cause to be published annually a supplement to the County Sanitary Code which shall indicate all additions to, repeals, and amendments of any section of said Code.
(e) 
The Commissioner of Behavioral and Community Health shall cause to be furnished certified copies of the County Sanitary Code and its amendments for such fee as may be authorized by law.
The provisions of the County Sanitary Code shall have the force and effect of law. Any violation, noncompliance or nonconformance with any provision of such County Sanitary Code or of any rule, regulation, order or direction made thereunder shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Certified copies of the County Sanitary Code shall be received in evidence in all courts and proceedings in the state.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The Board of Health shall, in consultation with the Commissioner, prepare recommendations for meeting the public health needs of Dutchess County. Copies of the recommendations shall be transmitted to the County Executive for his/her evaluation. Within 60 days, the County Executive shall refer the recommendations with his/her evaluation to the County Legislature and the State Commissioner of Health. The Board of Health shall have and exercise such other powers and duties conferred upon such Board by the County Charter or this Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The County Executive, upon recommendation of the Commissioner and the Board of Health, shall have the power to enter into contracts to obtain or render health services, pursuant to Section 33.02 of the Charter.
There shall be in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health a Mental Hygiene Advisory Board, whose members shall be appointed by the County Legislature in the manner and for the term provided in the Mental Hygiene Law for community mental health boards. Each member of the community mental health board shall continue to hold office for the balance of his/her other respective term, at the conclusion of which the applicable appointive provisions of this Code shall become effective. The Mental Hygiene Advisory Board shall elect annually a Chair, Vice-Chair, and a Secretary from among its members. Meetings of the Mental Hygiene Advisory Board shall be held at least quarterly at the call of the Chair of such Board or the Director of Community Services, on three days' written notice, mailed to such Board members. Vacancies in the membership of said Board, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be filled by appointment by the County Legislature for the unexpired terms.
The Mental Hygiene Advisory Board shall, in consultation with the Director of Community Services, prepare recommendations for meeting the mental health needs of Dutchess County. Copies of the recommendations shall be transmitted to the County Executive for his/her evaluation. Within 60 days, the County Executive shall refer the recommendations with his/her evaluation to the County Legislature and the State Commissioner of Mental Hygiene. The Mental Hygiene Advisory Board shall have and exercise such other powers and duties conferred upon such Board by the County Charter or this Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).