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Board Votes to Create Public Health Agency

May 31, 2006|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a separate Department of Public Health to oversee disease control and bio-terrorism preparedness.

Public health efforts had been a part of the county's Department of Health Services, which will maintain oversight of public hospitals and medical clinics in the county.

The matter requires a second vote, scheduled for Monday.

Advocates of the split contended it would give the board greater control over the battle against disease and bio-terrorism.

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