This is a four-section training series on the Board of Health Rulemaking Authority developed to introduce board of health members to the basic concepts of their rulemaking authority.

Newly updated in 2021!

This online training is designed to explain rulemaking authority as it applies to a local board of health including the board’s general authority to make rules, limitations on this authority, and procedural requirements that NC law imposes on the rulemaking process. The training may be accessed as needed for “just-in-time” training when boards are actively engaged in rulemaking or used towards meeting requirements for ongoing training for board of health members.

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Important note: This digital content is available for no charge

Rulemaking Authority of NC Local Boards of Health, Section 1: Legal Powers and Duties of Boards of Health in North Carolina 
Rulemaking Authority of NC Local Boards of Health, Section 2: What is a Board of Health Rule? 
Rulemaking Authority of NC Local Boards of Health, Section 3 (Part 1): What May a Board of Health Rule Address? General Scope & Limitations of BOH Rules.
Rulemaking Authority of NC Local Boards of Health, Section 3 (Part 2): What May a Board of Health Rule Address? Considerations for BOH Rules on Certain Topics.
Rulemaking Authority of NC Local Boards of Health, Section 4: What is the Process for Adopting a Board of Health Rule?