Section: Construction as continuation of heretofore existing laws
a. The board of chosen freeholders of any county in this State, on its own initiative, after public hearing may, by ordinance or resolution, establish a county board of health. Notice of the public hearing shall be published at least 15 days prior to that hearing in a newspaper circulated throughout the county.
b. In any county in which the board of chosen freeholders has established a county health agency there may be established a county board of health, pursuant to this act. Said existing county health agency shall be continued as a county health department, as provided herein. In any county having a board of health and vital statistics, organized pursuant to chapter 11 of Title 26 of the Revised Statutes, that board shall be continued as a county board of health as provided herein.
L.1975, c. 329, s. 4, eff. April 1, 1976. Amended by L.1977, c. 258, s. 1, eff. Oct. 12, 1977; L.1977, c. 443, s. 4, eff. March 2, 1978.
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