The Board of Health seeks to preserve and maintain the Town's public health standards and protect its environmental resources by educational means and by strict enforcement of various regulations, ordinances, State Health Codes, General Laws, in particular MGL Chapter 111, and federal law. The Board carries out duties and responsibilities assigned by either state or local legislation, as these primarily concern public health standards and protection of environmental resources. As permitted by law, the Board establishes policies and programs for implementation by the Health Department. The Board of Health is an advisory and regulatory committee of the Town.
The Board of Health is a three member board, one of whom shall be a physician or health care professional.