The Role of the Local Health Officer 101

Broadcast Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

All municipalities in New Hampshire are required to appoint and support a local health officer in order to protect public health – yet their role and powers are not always clear to municipal officials.

Health officers have the responsibility to inspect schools, daycare, and foster homes, as well as, enforce actions regarding waste and housing. The range of health issues can be complex and challenging such as neighborhood disputes; junk, clutter and hoarding; rental housing standards; as well as, nuisance noise, odors and waste.

Join the Town of Farmington's Code Enforcement/Health Officer, Dennis Roseberry, and Town of Salem's Health Officer, Brian Lockard, who will discuss the role and powers of the municipal health officer. These presenters will discuss the approaches available to local officials to investigate, gather useful evidence, enforce applicable laws, and otherwise take effective enforcement action to protect public health and safety.

This webinar is open to members of the New Hampshire Municipal Association and the New Hampshire Health Officers Association.