Health Advisory Board

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The Fair Lawn Health Advisory Board is an advisory board on public health matters affecting the community at large.  The Board consists of five members appointed by the Council, with at least one of whom is a physician.  Each regular member serve for terms of four years.   The Board also has two alternate members also appointed by the Council.  Each alternate member shall serve for a term of two years.   The Board adopt bylaws for the conduct of it affairs, organize annually and select its Chairperson and other officers with such bylaws. 

The Board has the authority by ordinance to: 

Advise and consult with the Health Officer with respect to public health needs and programs of the Borough,

Review and make recommendations to the Health Officer with respect to public health hazards, including drug and narcotic abuse, in and about the Borough, and

Study and report on proposed health ordinances to the Health Officer, the Manager and Council and make such other reports as it may from time to time deem necessary or desirable with respect to public health matters.

 

The Fair Lawn Health Advisory Board is a member of the NJ Local Boards of Health Association (NJLBHA).  A Guide to Roles and Responsibilities of local Boards of Health can be found on page 16 and 17 of the NJLBHA Orientation Manual at

https://njlbha.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2018-NJLBHA-BOH-Orientation-Manual.pdf