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The Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland, 1924
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HEALTH. 1561

educated physician and who by virtue of his appointment shall be secre-
tary and executive officer of the local board of health, and in the event of
vacancy, a successor for the unexpired term shall be appointed by the local
board of health, as soon as practicable. The health officer shall hold office
for two years from the date of appointment, but may be removed by the
State Board of Health for cause upon charges made and considered at a
regular meeting of said board. And it shall be the 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 con-
strued 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 law.

An. Code, sec. 35. 1904, sec. 24. 1904, ch. 384, secs. 1, 2, 3. 1920, ch. 495.

47. In any incorporated town or city of this State having a population
of 10,000 or more, where no Board of Health has been created or estab-
lished by the charter of said town or city, the Mayor and City Council
or other duly authorized legislative body of said town or city may, in the
discretion of said Mayor and City Council or other duly authorized body
of such incorporated town or city, organize a town or City Board of
Health; such City Board of Health shall be composed of the Mayor of
said town or city and two other members, one of whom shall be a physician,
and both of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor by and with the advice
and consent of the Council or other legislative body as aforesaid. The
qualifications of said two members, other than herein specified, shall be de-
termined by the Mayor and Council of said town or city; said members
shall serve for a term of two years or until their successors are duly ap-
pointed and qualified, the terms of the first appointees beginning on the
first Monday of May, 1920. A City Board of Health, organized under the
provisions of this law, shall meet at least once in each month; shall adopt,
publish and enforce by appropriate penalties all needful rules and regu-
lations, not inconsistent with law or the regulations of the State Board of
Health, necessary for the protection of public health, to prevent the intro-
duction or spread of disease; to abate insanitary nuisances and shall have
supervision and control of all matters relating to public health. The City
Board of Health shall appoint a City Health Officer whose duty shall be
the execution and enforcement of all laws and regulations relating to pub-
lic health; the collection of reports of deaths, births and sickness; the
abatement of insanitary, conditions; and shall perform such other duties
as are now or may be hereafter provided by law or the City Board of
Health. Such Health Officer shall hold office for the term of two years
from the date of his appointment, unless by reason of his conduct, he is
required to vacate his office. The Health Officer shall be authorized to ap-
point, with the consent of the City Board of Health, such assistants as
may be necessary for the proper performance of his duties. He shall aid
and assist the Health Authorities in all matters of prevention and suppres-

 

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