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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-20

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-20 heading)
Division 5-20. Board of Health

55 ILCS 5/5-20001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-20001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-20001)
    Sec. 5-20001. Powers and duties of board of health. The board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the supervisor, assessor and town clerk of every town in counties under township organization, shall constitute a board of health, and on the breaking out of any dangerously communicable diseases in their county or town, or in the immediate vicinity thereof, it may make and enforce such rules and regulations tending to check the spread of the disease within the limits of the county or town as may be necessary; and for this purpose the board may quarantine any house or houses or place where any infected person may be, and cause notices of warning to be put thereon, and require the disinfection of the house or place: Provided, that nothing in this Division shall apply to any territory lying within the corporate limits of any city or village: Provided, further, that in case the board of health in any county not under township organization, or of any township in counties under township organization fails, refuses or neglects to promptly take the necessary measures to preserve the public health, or in case any such board of health refuses or neglects to carry out the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health, that thereupon the Department of Public Health may discharge such duties and collect from the county or township, as the case may be, the reasonable costs, charges and expenses incurred thereby.
    No board of health constituted under this Division shall function in any county during the period that Division 5-25 is in force in that county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-20002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-20002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-20002)
    Sec. 5-20002. Additional powers. The boards of health shall have the following powers:
    First--To do all acts, make all regulations which may be necessary or expedient for the promotion of health or the suppression of disease.
    Second--To appoint physicians as health officers and prescribe their duties.
    Third--To incur the expenses necessary for the performance of the duties and powers enjoined upon the board.
    Fourth--To provide gratuitous vaccination and disinfection.
    Fifth--To require reports of dangerously communicable diseases.
    No board of health constituted under this Division shall function in any county during the period that Division 5-25 is in force in that county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-20003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-20003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-20003)
    Sec. 5-20003. Violations. Any person who shall violate or refuse to obey, any rule or regulation of the said board of health, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
    All fines collected under the provisions of this Division shall be paid into the county treasury of the county in which the suit is brought, to be used for county purposes, and it shall be the duty of the State's Attorney in the respective counties to prosecute all persons violating, or refusing to obey, the rules of said local boards of health.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-20004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-20004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-20004)
    Sec. 5-20004. Record. The clerk of the board of county commissioners, or the town clerk, as the case may be, shall keep a full record of all the doings of said board and report the same to the annual meeting of such board of county commissioners, or town board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-20005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-20005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-20005)
    Sec. 5-20005. Compensation. Except as hereinafter provided, the members of such boards of health shall be allowed for the time spent in the performance of their duties, each the sum of $1.50 per day, which together with all bills by them contracted and all sums of money by them expended, shall be audited and paid in the same manner as other county and town expenses. Members of boards of county commissioners elected after July 1, 1965, shall receive no per diem, for serving as a member of a board of health.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)