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duty of every County health officer, district health officer, or local health,
officer, immediately after his appointment, to appear before the State
Board of Health, or its accredited representative, and to make oath that
he will well and truly discharge the duties of his office; provided that
this section be not so construed as to prevent local boards of health
from appointing such additional health officers or sanitary officers as-
they may deem necessary, or as may now or hereafter be allowed by
1904, art. 43, sec. 25. 1888, art. 43, sec. 11. 1886, ch. 22, sec. 4. 1902, ch. 475.
1914, ch. 742. 1916, ch. 202.
36. The Local Board of Health of each County shall meet semi-
annually in the months of May and October, and as much oftener as
they may deem necessary; they shall act in conjunction with the State
Board of Health and shall report to said board such facts in reference
to the sanitary conditions of their respective Counties as they may
deem important or necessary; they may adopt and enforce all needful
rules and regulations concerning nuisances and causes of sickness within
their respective jurisdiction subject to the provisions of this Article;
they may regulate all fees and charges in connection with their own
regulations and shall establish the salaries of their respective County
health officers on the following maximum bases: not exceeding, in
Counties having a population of 15,000 or less, $150 per annum, with
an additional allowance of not more than $100 per annum for each
8,000 of population in excess of 15,000.
Provided, that in Montgomery County it shall be the duty of the
County Commissioners to meet exclusively as a board of health on the
first Wednesday of each month; and provided further, that it shall be
the duty of the health officer of said Montgomery County, in addition
to those duties otherwise prescribed by law, in instances of con-
tagion to fumigate all school and other public buildings, the materials
therefor to be provided by said Board of Health, and provided further
that said health officer for said Montgomery County, shall perform all
the duties heretofore required of the physicians to the jail and the alms-
house of said Montgomery County; and provided further that the
salary as health officer for said Montgomery County shall be $1,200
And provided further that the health officer shall attend all indigent
persons in the said County suffering from contagious diseases.
39. Repealed. (Act 1916, ch. 244.)
1904, art. 43, sec. 40. 1888, art. 43, sec. 25. 1864, ch. 269, sec. 1.
1872, ch. 257, sec. 1. 1916, ch. 204.
53. The State Board of Health shall keep on hand, at all times, a
supply of fresh and pure vaccine virus, if practicable, not more than;