|General information about the Floyd County Board of
The Board of Health is comprised of five members, one of which has to be a licensed medical doctor, who oversee the Public Health/Home Health Department and the County Sanitarian. They also have a part-time employee who does needs assessments for Floyd County and they contract with Community Nursing, who makes house calls to residents who have been released from the hospital but still need some care. The Board meets five times a year or whenever the need arises.
Duties of the Board of Health
Public Health/Home Health is responsible for having numerous clinics throughout the year, such as immunization, blood pressure, and flu shot clinics. Additional information concerning the Public Health/Home Health Department can be found under their department link on the previous page.
The County Sanitarian issues well permits for all private wells; collects water samples from private wells; oversees the plugging of abandoned wells and cisterns, as well as the rehabilitation of wells; issues permits for private sewage disposal systems and inspects each system that is installed in the county; performs time of transfer inspections; investigates environmental and nuisance complaints; and various other environmental and public health duties. Fees for a septic permit and a well permit are $200.00 effective January 1, 2010, and must be paid to the County Sanitarian prior to any work commencing. Ordinances and procedures concerning the installation of septic systems can be found under the link to the left of the page. The County also reimburses up to $200 for the closing of an abandoned private well, up to $150 for a cistern plugging, and up to $300 for a private well reconstruction. A bill must be submitted to the County Sanitarian before a reimbursement check can be issued.