Board of Health
The Lake County Board of Health is responsible for assessing health needs in the community, developing policies and programs to meet those needs, and insuring the personnel, training, enforcement mechanisms, and resources are available to meet the community's public health priorities.
HB702 prohibits discrimination based on a person's vaccination status or possession of an immunity passport. View the full requirements of Legislation HB 702 (PDF).
Lake County Board of Health Yesterday & Today
Originally formed to protect citizens from the smallpox epidemic, local Boards of Health have been serving Montana communities since as early as 1879. They soon began addressing a variety of communicable diseases such as polio, tuberculosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Today's public health statutes go beyond communicable diseases to include other conditions of public health importance such as non-communicable diseases and injuries. MCA 50-1.
Communities continue to be served by local Boards of Health that work closely with agencies like the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, and tribal health organizations to help ensure the health and safety of Montana's citizens. MCA 50-2.
The Lake County Board of Health oversees all facets of the Lake County Health Department including Public Health, Environmental Health, and Solid Waste. The Board meets bimonthly to discuss current public health topics such as communicable disease, emergency preparedness, wastewater regulations, and family health programs and also to review variance requests from county wastewater treatment system regulations.