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Local Health Departments in New Jersey

Local Health Departments in New Jersey

Boards of Health in NJ

Under New Jersey state law, every municipality must provide for the functions of a local Board of Health. 

Most Boards are composed of private citizens appointed by the elected officials of their municipality and given the responsibility of the jurisdiction’s public health, or the elected officials themselves serve as the board.

New Jersey has 566 municipalities and nearly as many boards of health.

The authority for local boards of health comes from NJSA Title 26, Health and Vital Statistics.

Local Board of Health

Contact the New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association

Contact the National Association of Local Boards of Health

Department of Health

P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
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