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January following the election. In the event of dismissal from office of any secretary of any Board of IIealth by the State Board of Health, as provided in the statute, the secretary so dismissed shall not be eligible for reappointment, and shall not be reappointed, to fill out the unexpired term.

3. County Boards are the conservators of the health of the people of their respective counties; shall supervise the sanitary affairs of the entire county to which they belong, including the service of the local Boards of Health; and besides executing the commands of the State Board, are authorized to make and enforce all additional rules and regulations necessary to establish and conserve the sanitary condition of their respective counties, not in conflict with the rules of the State Board or the statutes of the State of Indiana.

4. County Boards shall hold regular meetings at the time of the legal quarterly meetings of the Board of County Commissioners on the first Monday in March, June, September and December, annually, and by adjournments at other times, and may provide for called and special meetings through their own by-laws.

5. County Boards shall keep a record of their proceedings, separate and distinct from the record of the proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners, which shall be kept at the county seat, open to public inspection. They shall each fix the salary of its Secretary as the law requires, and make an order for it quarterly, and for all other expenditures of the Board on the county, to be paid as other claims on the county are paid.

6. County Boards shall formally adopt the rules and regulations of the State Board relating to county affairs as a part of their own rules and regulations and promulgate them when they require it according to law.

SECRETARIES OF COUNTY BOARDS OF HEALTH.

7. Secretaries of County Boards of Health are ex-officio executive officers of their respective Boards, and Health Officers for the counties in which they serve, but are not members of the Board. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep an accurate record of the transactions of the Board under the order of the Board in a special minute book; he shall execute all orders of the

Board and all instructions addressed to him by the State Board; he shall keep a watchful eye over the health of the county, with special attention to the existence and nature of epidemics and endemics of communicable diseases dangerous to public health in his county, and take prompt steps to suppress them, and make quarterly report of his work to the County Board, he must apply to the State Board for a sufficient supply of blanks for the collection of vital statistics, receive and distribute them to both local health officers and practitioners in his county; he must require all his subordinates to observe the rule directing them to send to him by the fifth of each month for the month preceding, all the original birth and contagious disease returns which they may have, and he shall properly enter them in his record books. He shall in June of each year, make a sanitary inspection of the court house, jail, county infirmary, orphans' home, and other county institutions, and a general sanitary survey of his county and its vital statistics, recording the same in the Board transactions and transmitting a copy of the same to the State Board of Health, for publication in the annual report, and he shall see that all municipal Boards of Health appoint health officers as the statute provides.

CITY BOARDS OF HEALTH.

8. All city and town Boards of Health shall be subordinate to their respective County Boards of Health, and shall make reports, as required by the by-laws and rules, to said County Boards of Health.

9. In all other cities, the Common Council shall constitute the City Board of Ilealth and shall elect a Secretary at the first meeting of the Board after the general election in May, to serve two years from the first Monday in September, the first term of this length beginning the first Monday in September, 1902. The Secretary shall be the executive officer of the Board and the health officer for the city. If the office of Secretary becomes vacant by death, resignation or dismissal of the incumbent, or otherwise, the Board shall, without delay, elect a Secretary to serve out the unexpired term.

10. Local Boards of Health are subordinate to the County Boards and shall enforce all rules and regulations and health

orders issued by County Boards, and shall aid County Boards and the State Board in all proper ways, within their respective jurisdictions with information and assistance.

11. Local Boards are the conservators of the health of the people of their respective cities and towns, and shall supervise sanitary affairs in their respective jurisdictions, and besides executing the commands of the State and their County Boards, are authorized to make and enforce special rules and orders to meet emergencies in their respective jurisdictions, not in conflict with the rules and regulations of the State Board.

12. Local Boards should provide through by-laws for holding regular, adjourned and special meetings.

13. City Boards shall keep a record of their proceedings separate and distinct from the proceedings of the Common Council, which shall be open to public inspection. Each City Board shall fix the salary of its Secretary in accordance with the law and make an order for it and for all other expenditures for the Board, on the city, to be paid as other claims against the city are paid.

14. City Boards shall formally adopt the rules and regulations of the State and County Boards so far as they relate to city affairs, as a part of their own rules and regulations.

15. The Secretary of the City Board of Health is ex-officio the executive officer of his Board and the Health Officer for his city, but is not a member of the Board.

16. It shall be the duty of secretaries of City Boards of Health to keep an accurate record of the proceedings of their Boards in minute books furnished by their Boards; they shall execute all orders of their Boards, and all instructions addressed to them by their County Boards and the State Board of Health ; they shall keep a watchful eye over the health of the people of their cities, with special attention to the existence and nature of epidemics and endemics of communicable diseases, dangerous to public health, and take prompt steps to suppress them, and make a monthly report of their work to their respective Boards of Health; they shall apply to the State Board for a sufficient supply of blanks for the collection of vital statistics, receive and distribute them to medical practitioners in their cities; they shall see that these blanks are properly filled and returned in manner and time; they shall fill the filing blank on these returns at the time of

their reception, with the date of reception; they shall record these returns in the book provided for the purpose, chronologically and numbered consecutively, and on the 5th of each month report the returns of the preceding month to the Secretaries of their County Boards.

TOWN BOARDS OF HEALTH.

17. The Trustees of each town are ex-officio the Board of Health for the town and are subordinate to the State and County Board.

18. Town Boards of Health bear the same relation to their respective County Boards that City Boards do, and shall organize and transact their business, and render service the same as City Boards.

19. Town Boards of Health shall elect a Secretary who shall be the Town Health Officer and executive officer of the Board, and he shall be a graduate of a reputable medical college recognized by the State Board of Medical Registration and Examination. He shall serve for four years, the first term of office of this length having begun, according to the law of 1899, January 1, 1899. The election shall take place every four years in December, commencing December, 1898, the term of office beginning the first of January following the election.

REGULAR MEETING.

OFFICE INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH, October 12, 1903. Present: Drs. Wishard, Cook, Davis, Eisenbeiss and Hurty. Meeting called to order by President Wishard at 3 p. m. Minutes of last regular meeting read and approved.

Dr. Davis moved to reconsider the motion by which the by-laws and rules were adopted, September 1, 1903.

Unanimously carried.

Moved by Dr. Davis, to add to section 2 of the by-laws the following:

In the event of dismissal from office of any Secretary of any Board of Health by the State Board of Health, as provided in the statutes, the Secretary so dismissed shall not be eligible for reappointment and shall not be reappointed to fill out the unexpired term.

Unanimously carried.

Moved by Dr. Davis, that Section 8 of the by-laws be stricken out and the following adopted as Section 8:

Section 8. All City and Town Boards of Health shall be subordinate to their respective County Boards of Health and shall make reports as required by the by-laws and rules to said County Boards of Health.

Unanimously carried.

Dr. Davis moved that Section 10 of the by-laws be amended to read as follows:

Section 10. Local Boards of Health are subordinate to the County Boards and shall enforce all rules, regulations and health orders issued by County Boards and shall aid County Boards and the State Board in all proper ways, within their respective jurisdictions, with information and assistance.

Unanimously carried.

Dr. Davis moved that Section 11 of the by-laws be amended to read as follows:

Section 11. Local Boards of Health are the conservators of the health of the people of their respective cities and towns and shall supervise sanitary affairs in their respective jurisdictions, and besides executing the commands of the State Board of Health and their respective County Boards of Health, are authorized to make and enforce special rules and orders to meet emergencies in their respective jurisdictions, not in conflict with the rules and regulations of the State Board.

The Secretary's report for the quarter was read, as follows:

REPORT OF SECRETARY FOR QUARTER ENDING

SEPTEMBER 30, 1903.

The affairs of the office during the quarter were conducted as usual, without any extraordinary occurrence. The correspondence was quite heavy. Many inquiries from citizens and many letters making complaints were received. All were attended to according to circumstances. The Secretary made eleven visits during the quarter, as follows: Laporte, Plymouth, Carmel, Nora, Anderson, Yorktown, Pendleton, French Lick, Waverly, Mulberry and Plainfield. One visit and inspection at Jasonville was made by Capt. Anderson. Type-written reports of these visits are appended.

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