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The Board of Health is the governing and public health policy board for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. Their duties include administering and enforcing the state public health laws and regulations, developing local health regulations in certain areas where they have been given statutory authority, accepting money through grants, contracts, tax revenues, and fees and determining how these funds shall be spent, setting appropriate fees for services, appointing the public health officer, hearing appeals of department decisions, and issuing public health orders.

Powers and Duties of the Board of Health:
  1. To provide, equip and maintain suitable offices and all necessary facilities for the proper administration and operation of the public health department.*
  2. To determine general policies to be followed by the public health officer in administering and enforcing the public health laws, the orders, rules and regulations of the board, and the orders, rules regulations and standards of the state Board of Health.*
  3. To act in an advisory capacity to the public health officer on all matters pertaining to public health.*
  4. To issue such orders, and to adopt such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the public health laws of this state nor with the orders, rules and regulations of the state Board of Health, as the board may deem necessary for the proper exercise of the powers and duties vested in or imposed upon a county health department or Board of Health by this article.*
  5. To hold hearings, administer oaths, subpoena witnesses and take testimony in all matters relating to the exercise and performance of the powers and duties vested in or imposed upon a county or district Board of Health.*
  6. To accept, and through the public health officer, to use, disburse and administer all federal aid, state aid, or other property, services or monies allotted to the county health department for local public health functions, or allotted without designation of a specific agency for purposes which are within the functions of the county health department, and to prescribe, by rule and regulation not inconsistent with the laws of this state, the conditions under which such property, services or monies shall be accepted and administered. The board is empowered to make such agreements, not inconsistent with the laws of this state, the conditions under which such property, services or monies shall be accepted and administered. The board is empowered to make such agreements, not inconsistent with the laws of this state, as may be required as a condition precedent to receiving such funds or other assistance.*
  7. To establish, and to prescribe, by rule and regulation, the conditions under which fees for personal health services rendered by the local health department may be accepted and administered: such fees not to exceed that actual cost of rendering such service. Personal home health care services may include, but not be limited to, home health care, physical and speech therapy, orthopedic and dental services for children, and such other home health care services as may be established by federal or state law, except no person shall be denied personal health services for failure to pay said fee.*
  8. To establish and appoint, as the board may deem necessary or advisable, special advisory committees to advise and confer with the board concerning the public health aspects of any business, profession or industry within the state. All committees shall be subject to board determination and selection and shall serve at the pleasure of the board. Any committee so established and appointed:
Legal Actions and Judicial Review:
  1. The county attorney shall be the legal advisor for the department, and shall defend it in all actions and proceedings brought against it.
  2. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the board or the public health officer acting under the provisions of this article, and affected thereby, shall be entitled to judicial review by filing in the district court.*
    All items that have an * have specific reference to these powers in the Colorado Revised Statutes.
Number of Members: 
5
Organization Type: 
Board
Term Length: 
5 Years
Time Commitment: 
2-3 hours per month
Board Bylaws: 
Meets: 

Third Thursday of each month or as needed, 7:00 p.m.
1525 Blue Spruce, 2nd floor conference room - East Wing
For the exact date/time and location of meetings held this week, refer to the Commissioners' schedule.

Board Members

Name Email Term Start Term End
Bernard Birnbaum
Email Bernard
07/01/2016
06/30/2021
Brian DelGrosso
Email Brian
08/14/2018
06/30/2019
Janna West Kowalski
Email Janna
07/01/2018
06/30/2023
Jennifer Lee
Board President
Email Jennifer
07/01/2017
06/30/2022
Teri Olson
Email Teri
07/01/2015
06/30/2020
Commissioner Liaison: 
Staff Liaison: