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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. 152.  AN ACT RELATING TO THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.

(H.11)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  18 V.S.A. § 104 is amended to read:

§ 104.  COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH; DUTIES

(a)  The secretary shall appoint a commissioner of health, as provided in 3 V.S.A. § 3051, who shall be either a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state or a health care professional who has at least a master’s degree in public health or a related health care field and who, in addition, has had educational and practical experience in the field of public health. 

(b)  The commissioner may delegate such powers and assign such duties to members of the department as may be deemed appropriate and necessary for the proper execution of the provisions of this title.  If the commissioner is not a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state, the commissioner shall fill an existing exempt position within the department by appointing a chief medical officer who shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state and who shall report to the commissioner.

Approved:  May 20, 2008



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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