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Board of Health
The Board of Health is governed by the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols published by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care establish the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection.
- ensures that programs and services are delivered in response to local needs
- works with the Toronto Public Health staff to develop strategic plans, goals and policies for Toronto Public Health and ensures that these plans are efficiently implemented
- advises City Council on a broad range of health issues
- recommends to Council an annual budget of capital and operating expenditures
- considers matters relevant to the management and delivery of quality public health programs and services such as:
- health assessment
- health protection
- disease prevention
- health promotion
Term of office
- 6 Councillors
- 7 citizens, one of whom may be selected from nominees provided by the Toronto District School Board or the Toronto Catholic District School Board
The board meets at Toronto City Hall approximately 10 times a year or more frequently at the call of the Chair.