(70 ILCS 905/15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 15)
    Sec. 15. Each board of health shall:
    1. Hold an annual meeting in April of each year, at which meeting officers shall be elected for the ensuing year;
    2. Hold meetings at least quarterly;
    3. Hold special meetings upon a written request signed by 2 members and filed with the Secretary;
    4. Levy, annually, subject to Section 21 in addition to all other taxes which are now or hereafter may be authorized to be levied on the aggregate valuation of all property within the public health district, a special "public health tax", not to exceed .1% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property embraced within such public health district, according to the valuation of the same as made for the purpose of State and county taxation, which shall form, when collected, a fund to be known as the "public health fund", (i) except that the tax authorized by this subsection 4 may be levied at a rate over .1% but not to exceed .15%, not subject to Section 21 of this Act, if the board of health by resolution initiates a referendum to be held in accordance with the general election law and the question of authorizing a rate not to exceed .15% is approved by a majority of the electors voting on the question, and (ii) further except, if a public health district is situated within any county or multiple-county health department for whose benefit a tax is levied under "An Act in relation to the establishment and maintenance of county and multiple-county public health departments", approved July 9, 1943, as amended, the county clerk shall reduce and abate from the tax levied by the authority of this Act a rate which would produce an amount equal to the amount of the tax accruing to the public health district under the above-named Act. In any public health district in which a health department was established by a referendum prior to January 1, 1970, the board of health may, by a resolution adopted by at least a three-fifths vote and without subsequent referendum, levy a tax at a rate not to exceed the rate set forth above;
    5. Appoint a medical health officer as the executive officer of the board of health, who shall be a citizen of the United States or has made declaration of intention to become a citizen, who shall possess such qualifications as may be prescribed by the State Department of Public Health, or appoint a Public Health Administrator who shall possess such qualifications as may be prescribed by the State Department of Public Health as executive officer of the board of health, provided that the board of health shall make available medical supervision which is considered adequate by the Director of the Department of Public Health;
    6. Appoint, upon the advice and approval of the executive officer, professional and technical personnel who meet the qualifications established by the State Department of Public Health and such clerical and other personnel as the executive officer deems necessary;
    7. Fix the compensation of the medical health officer or administrator;
    8. Provide, equip and maintain suitable offices, facilities and appliances for the health officer or administrator and his staff;
    9. If determined necessary by the board of health, establish, equip and maintain an analytical biological and research laboratory;
    10. Pay, from the "public health fund", the salary of the medical health officer or administrator and the salaries of all appointees and employees and the expenses of maintenance of the public health department, including therein the expense of administering the sanitation and health laws and ordinances;
    11. Consult with other private and public health agencies in the district on the development of local plans for the most efficient performance of health services;
    12. Acquire, hold, lease and sell, in the name of the public health district, real estate and personal property;
    13. Receive contributions of money or property and charge fees for health services;
    14. Publish, annually, on or soon after the second Tuesday in April, in pamphlet form, for free distribution, an annual report showing the condition of their trust on April 1, of that year, the sums of money received from taxation and from other sources, giving the name of the donor, how all moneys have been expended and for what purpose, and such other statistics and information in regard to the work of the health department as they deem of general interest.
(Source: P.A. 86-338.)