At Large Members Sought for Southern Nevada Board of Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 21, 2006

LAS VEGAS – March 21, 2006 – The Southern Nevada Health District is requesting applications for at-large members for the Southern Nevada District Board of Health.

The board of health includes eight representatives from the Clark County Board of Commissioners and the city councils of Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. Elected members will select five at-large members with the following qualifications:

  • Two representatives who are physicians licensed to practice medicine in this State, one of whom is selected on the basis of education, training, experience or demonstrated abilities in the provision of health care services to members of minority groups and other medically underserved populations.
  • One representative who is licensed to practice nursing in this State.
  • One representative who has a background or expertise in environmental health or environmental health services.
  • One representative of a business or from an industry that is subject to regulation by the health district.

Alternate members will also be selected for each of these positions. Board members are appointed for 2-year terms.

During the 2005 legislative session changes were made to ensure the Southern Nevada District Board of Health membership was reflective of the multi-jurisdictional nature of the board and the diverse public heath functions that fall under its purview.

For more information or for an application packet, call 759-1390. Applications can also be accessed on the health district website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict. Completed application forms are due by 4 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2006.

Visit the Media Contacts webpage for media related inquiries.

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