3709.08 Contract between boards of health.

(A) A board of health of a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code may enter into a contract to provide some or all public health services for a board of health of another city or general health district .

(B) Each contract entered under division (A) of this section shall do all of the following:

(1) State the amount of money or the proportion of expenses to be paid by the board of health or authority having the duties of a board of health for such services and how it is to be paid;

(2) Specify the amount and character of the public health services to be provided;

(3) State the date on which the provision of services is to begin;

(4) State the length of time the contract is to be in effect.

(C) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, no contract entered into under division (A) of this section shall be in effect until both of the following are the case:

(1) The director of health determines that the board of health or authority having the duties of a board of health that is to provide the services is organized and equipped to provide the services. After such a determination is made, the board of health or authority having the duties of a board of health providing the services shall have, within the health district receiving the services, all the powers and shall perform all the duties required of the board of health or the authority having the duties of a board of health .

(2) One of the following, as applicable, is the case:

(a) If the contract is with a city constituting a city health district, the chief executive of that city, with the approval of the majority of the members of the legislative authority of that city, approves the contract.

(b) If the contract is with the board of health of a general health district, the chairperson of the district advisory council of the general health district, with the approval of a majority of the members of the district advisory council, approves the contract.

(c) If the contract is with an authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code, the majority of the members of the authority's governing body approves the contract.

(D) A contract entered into under division (A) of this section that is for not all but for only one or some public health services provided by a board of health or the authority having the duties of a board of health shall neither require a determination by the director of health described in division (C)(1) of this section nor an approval by the persons described in division (C)(2)(a), (b), or (c), as applicable, to be effective.

Cite as R.C. § 3709.08

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.141, HB 509, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 11-24-1967