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Board of Health

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.

Board of Health Meeting

Establishment – Membership and Organization

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.

Powers and Duties

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 am Click here for 2017 meeting schedule.

Most Recent News (Board of Health)

Feb 15, 2017 Chicago Board Of Health Calls on All Providers to Adopt Policies to Protect and Support Immigrants
Apr 15, 2015 Chicago Board of Health Calls on State Legislators to Reject Proposed Medicaid Cuts
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

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