Section 1.Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, there is hereby established for the Town of Nantucket a five member Board of Health separate from any other board or commission of the town, having all the powers, duties and responsibilities granted to Boards of Health pursuant to the general laws of the Commonwealth.
Section 2.Three of the five members of the Board established by section 1 of this Act shall be, to the extent coming forward ready willing and able or otherwise available to serve, health care professionals or environmental professionals. To the extent that such health care professionals or environmental professionals are not available to serve, then members of the general public of residents of the town may be appointed for these positions. These three members shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three year terms, with the initial appointments after the effective date of this Act to be one member for a three year term, one member for a two year term, and one member for a one year term, thereafter upon expiration of these initial terms, the successors shall each be appointed for three years.
Section 3.One of the five members shall be a member of the Board of Selectmen designated by the Board of Selectmen for an initial appointment to a one year term and thereafter each successor member of the Board of Selectmen for one year terms.
Section 4.One of the five members shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen from among the general public consisting of the residents of the town, for a term of three years.
Section 5.Any vacancy arising on the Board of Health created by this Act shall be filled in the same manner as the appointments thereto described in sections 2, 3, and 4 of this Act.
Section 6.Except as otherwise provided by this Act, the Charter of the Town of Nantucket (Chapter 289 of the Acts of 1996, as the same may have been amended pursuant to the terms thereof) shall otherwise apply to the Board of Health created by this Act.
Section 7.This act shall take effect on passage.
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