Under State Law, the Board of Health--which in Prince George's County is the County Council--must meet at least semi-annually during May and October. In practice, it meets in that capacity far more often to consider various aspects of local Health Department policies and programs and a rather broad spectrum of related health issues.
State law permits the local Board of Health to adopt and enforce all rules and regulations concerning nuisances and causes of sickness within its jurisdiction, as long as these are not contrary to and are at least as stringent as existing laws, rules and regulations promulgated on the State level. The local Board may also establish all fees and charges in connection with local regulation.
The Rules of Procedure used by the Council sitting as the Board of Health are the same as those for the Council sitting as the County Council. Legislation concerning health policy and programs is also subject to the same legislative process as other pieces of legislation.
Town Hall Meeting Presentation: Healthcare in Prince Georges County (PDF)
Officials Sign Agreement for Transforming Prince George's County Healthcare System (PDF)
CR-27-2011 - Access to Health Care Resolution (PDF)
University of Maryland School of Public Health Presentation (PDF)
Letter to Robert S. Gold, Dean of UM School of Public Health (PDF)
Partnering to Improve Health in Prince George's County (PDF)
Federally Qualified Health Centers (PDF)
Dimensions Healthcare: An Overview for Prince George's County Board of Health (PDF)
Final Report Final for Distribution (PDF)
Assessing Health and Health Care in Prince George's County by the RAND Group (PDF)
Summary of Assessing Health and Health Care by the RAND Group (PDF)