New Hampshire state law (RSA 128) requires every town to have an appointed health officer.
Municipal health officers have a significant role in ensuring effective local and regional public health systems and are responsible for three critical functions.
- Enforcing applicable New Hampshire laws and administrative rules (i.e. regulations), as well as local ordinances and regulations enacted by communities;
- Serving as liaisons between state officials, local elected officials, and residents for local public health issues; and,
- Leading and actively participating in efforts to develop regional public health capacities.
|Marianne Peabody||Health Officer||603-254-6370|