The Chicago Board of Health formulates health policies and advises the Mayor and the Public Health Commissioner on all health issues. The Board promulgates all health regulations, including emergency regulations.
There is hereby established a board of health. The board shall consist of nine members, one of whom shall be the president of the board. The president of the board shall be physician, duly licensed to practice medicine. The mayor, with the approval of the city council, shall appoint the president of the board of health and each of the other members of said board.
It shall be the duty of the board of health to be well informed regarding all matters affecting the health of the citizens of Chicago. It shall formulate policies and otherwise advise the mayor of the city and the commissioner of health on all health issues.
The Board holds their regular meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at the Chicago Department of Public Health, DePaul Center, 333 South State Street, 2nd Floor Boardroom at 9 a.m. Click here for 2014 meeting schedule.
|Jan 15, 2014||City Council Approves Ordinance to Regulate E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products|
|Nov 25, 2013||Mayor Emanuel Joins With Commuity Groups To Push Public Health Ordinances To Curb Youth Smoking|
|Oct 11, 2013||Board of Health Agenda for October 16, 2013|
|Aug 21, 2013||Mayor Emanuel Cracks Down on the Tobacco Industry over Marketing of Menthol Tobacco in Continuing Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Youth|
|Oct 25, 2011||Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D., Delivers CDPH 2012 Budget Address|