The Duxbury Board of Health consists of five members appointed for three-year terms by the Selectmen.
The Board meets on the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise posted. Meetings start at 7:15 p.m. and are held in the Mural Room in the basement of town hall.
Under Massachusetts General Law and state and local regulations the Board of Health is held responsible for disease prevention and control, and health and environmental protection.
The Board of Health serves as the local arm of both the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
To fulfill their duties, the Board of Health develops, implements and enforces health policies, oversees inspections to maintain minimum standards for sanitation in housing, food service and septic system installation and assures that the basic health needs of the community are being met.
The following is a list of some of the areas that the Board of Health is responsible for:
Disease Control, Housing Sanitation, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Solid Waste Disposal, Septage & Garbage Disposal, Nuisances, Food Protection, Swimming Pool & Beach Sanitation, Recreational Camps for children, Smoking Regulations, Private Drinking Water & Irrigation Wells, Keeping of Animals.