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Board Of Health Approval For Legal Services

Concerning eliminating the requirement that the state board of health approve the retention of counsel in certain circumstances.
2019 Regular Session
Public Health
Bill Summary

State board of health - repeal of approval for retention of counsel. The act removes the requirement that the state board of health (state board) approve the retention of counsel when the executive director of the department of public health and environment seeks to bring an action to enjoin, prosecute, or enforce public health laws or standards and the local district attorney fails to act.

The act also removes the requirement that an agency, through its county or district board of health or through its public health director, acquire the approval of the state board before retaining counsel to defend the agency and its officers and employees against actions brought against them.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    02/20/2019 Signed Act PDF
    02/14/2019 Final Act PDF
    02/11/2019 Rerevised PDF
    02/08/2019 Revised PDF
    01/23/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    01/22/2019 Engrossed PDF
    01/04/2019 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details