Additional Legal Q&A
There are many different laws, regulations, policies, and practices that work together to help define the parameters of local public health agencies in North Carolina. We collected and analyzed laws pertaining to NC local public health agencies, and prepared narratives describing those laws in question and answer format. To make the information more accessible, we have organized the narratives into the three categories below. Click on any of the links to reach the detailed questions and answers about each topic.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED TO REFLECT THE CHANGES FROM THE 2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
Key Players in North Carolina Local Public Health
Information about laws that describe the roles in the local public health system of local public health agencies, boards of county commissioners, local boards of health, and local health directors.
Local Public Health Agencies (updated May 2013)
Local Boards of Health (updated May 2013)
Local Health Directors (updated May 2013)
Types of Local Public Health Agencies in North Carolina
Detailed information about each of the local public health agency types that is described in North Carolina law.
Legal and Policy Context for Local Public Health in North Carolina
Information about other matters that are important to policy-makers and officials responsible for local public health agencies, and that aid an understanding of the context in which the state's local public health agencies operate.