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.
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The nine-member Board of Health - appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council - serves to advise the Mayor and Public Health Commissioner and to assist in formulating public health policy.