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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1925
RULES REGULATING THE PROCEEDINGS OF BOARDS OF HEALTH.
1. A board of health shall consist of ten persons who shall be elected by the county council from amongst their members at the annual meeting of the council held next after a triennial election, and the election of such persons shall be part of the first business to be transacted at such annual meeting.
2. The members of the board of health shall be elected as follows:—
(a) for each county electoral area in the county health district one member of the board of health shall be elected from among the county councillors elected for that area;
(b) of the other members (in this rule called additional members) any group of county councillors comprising the necessary number of such councillors may nominate a councillor to be a member of the board of health, and such member shall be elected on such nomination without any voting;
(c) the remainder of the additional members shall be elected successively by a majority of the votes of the county councillors who are not members of any such group of county councillors as aforesaid;
(d) the number of councillors necessary to form a group for the purposes of this rule shall be the number obtained by dividing the total number of county councillors present at the election by the number of additional members to be elected, or where the number so obtained is not a whole number, the whole number next greater than the number so obtained;
(e) no county councillor may be a member of more than one group.
3. The members of a board of health shall hold office until the day after the day when their successors are appointed under Rule 1 of this Schedule.
4. The quorum of a board of health shall consist of three members.
5. A member of a board of health who ceases to be, or is disqualified for being, a member of the county council by whom he was appointed, shall also cease to be, or be disqualified for being, a member of the board of health.
6. Any member of the council of a county may with the consent of not less than one-fourth of the members of such council at any time notify the secretary of the council in writing of his intention to propose that the membership of any member of the board of health of a county health district in such county shall be terminated, and the secretary shall thereupon summon a special meeting of the county council for a date not later than one month from the receipt by him of such notification, and shall give to every member of the county council at least fourteen days' notice thereof, and in the event of a resolution being passed at such meeting approving of such proposal by a majority consisting of not less than two-thirds of the councillors present, the membership of such member of the board of health shall be thereupon terminated.
7. The membership of any member of a board of health who, for a consecutive period of three months, has not attended a meeting of such board, shall thereupon be terminated and the county council, at their meeting next after the expiration of such period, shall appoint one of their members to fill the vacancy so created in the membership of the board of health.
8. A member of a board of health may at any time resign his membership by writing signed by him and delivered to the secretary of the county council and to the secretary of the board of health, but such resignation shall not become effective until the meeting of the county council held next after the receipt of such writing.
9. Every board of health shall hold one annual meeting in each year, and shall hold a meeting for the transaction of their business at least once in each month and at such other times as may be necessary for properly exercising their powers and performing their duties.
10. The first meeting of a board of health after its election shall be an annual meeting, and an annual meeting shall be held in each subsequent year within one month after the anniversary of such election.
11. At every annual meeting of a board of health the board shall elect a chairman, and may elect a vice-chairman, from amongst its members, who shall hold office until after the next annual meeting of the board.
12. At every meeting of a board of health the chairman, if present, shall be chairman of the meeting. If the chairman is absent the vice-chairman shall be chairman of the meeting. If the chairman is absent and either no vice-chairman has been elected, or the vice-chairman is absent, such member of the board as the members then present shall choose shall be chairman of the meeting.
13. The chairman at a meeting of a board of health shall have a second or casting vote.
14. Casual vacancies occurring in a board of health shall be filled by the county council within one month after their occurrence, or within such further time as the Minister may allow, but where the casual vacancy is occasioned by a member of the board of health elected for an electoral area under paragraph (a) of Rule 2 of these Rules, the casual vacancy shall be filled from among county councillors elected in that electoral area.
15. The conduct of the business and the order of the proceedings of a board of health shall be in accordance with regulations to be from time to time made by the Minister.
16. The accounts of the receipts and expenditure of every board of health and its committees and officers shall be made up half-yearly to the 30th day of September and 31st day of March in each year, in such form as the Minister may prescribe, and shall be audited by such person as the Minister may appoint for that purpose.
17. A board of health shall present to the county council as soon as practicable after the close of each half-year a summary account of its receipts and expenditure and a report upon the work of the board during the half-year.