Health officer

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HEALTH OFFICER. The name of an officer invested with power to enforce the health laws. The powers and duties of health officers are regulated by local laws.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The year 1974 was a bad one for public health in the UK, not just because it saw the disappearance of the Medical Officer of Health post but, more importantly, because it terminated the explicit public health role of local government.
Skepticism arose, however; the medical officer of health for Alberta, Canada, noted that cases of disease continued to increase alter mask use was mandated, and public confidence in the measure's efficacy gave way to ridicule (6).
Last night Dr Matthew Burn, Medical Officer of Health to Birmingham, said that the Public Health Department had recovered at least 95 per cent of the stock of the shop where the tin of contaminated cream was bought.
The Medical Officer of Health pulled the nurses from the schools after several complaints to the Administration.
I cannot ride rough-shod over the decision of the Assembly to get the all-clear from the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Wales.
These signs are the most obvious weapons in a battle between citizens and the Medical Officer of Health in the Creston Valley in B.C.'s Kootenay Mountains for a number of months now.
Powell's distinguished career in improving Canadian women's health included: professor emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; past medical director for the Bay Centre for Birth Control; Canada's first woman Medical Officer of Health; recipient of the Order of Canada, the Persons Award of Canada, the Gardner Award and the YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
Medical Officer of Health (Central Colombo) Dr Subash Mendis said most of the hotels were found with minor incidents of food safety regulation violations.
Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a food consumption advisory for gull and tern eggs for Lake Athabasca and Mamawi Lake.
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