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137.7 Additional powers of local boards.

Local boards shall have the following powers and duties to the extent they do not unreasonably interfere with existing patterns of private professional practice of licensed practitioners of the healing arts. Local boards:

1. May provide such personal and environmental health services as may be deemed necessary for the protection and improvement of the public health.

2. May engage in joint operations and contract with colleges and universities, the state department, other public and private agencies, and individuals for public health activities or projects.

3. May charge reasonable fees for personal health services. No person shall be denied necessary services within the limits of available personnel because of inability to pay the cost of such services.

4. May issue licenses and permits and charge reasonable fees therefor in relation to the collection or disposal of solid waste and the construction or operation of private water supplies or sewage disposal facilities.

Section History: Early form

[C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 2236, 2237; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 137.9, 137.10; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 137.7]

Internal References

Referred to in § 137.13

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