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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 289 of the acts of 1996 or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, there is hereby established in the town of Nantucket a board of health, separate from any other board or commission of the town. The board shall have all the powers, duties and responsibilities granted to boards of health under the General Laws.

SECTION 2. The board shall consist of 5 members appointed by the board of selectmen. Three of the 5 members shall be, whenever possible, health care professionals or environmental professionals. If no such health care professionals or environmental professionals are available to serve, residents of the town may be appointed to these positions. These three members shall be appointed to 3-year terms, with the initial appointments to be 1 member to a 3-year term, 1 member to a 2-year term, and 1 member to a 1-year term. Upon expiration of these initial terms, the successors thereto shall each be appointed to 3-year terms.

SECTION 3. One of the 5 members shall be a member of the board of selectmen appointed to an initial 1-year term and, thereafter, each successor shall be appointed to a 1-year term.

SECTION 4. One of the 5 members shall be a resident of the town and appointed to a 3-year term.

SECTION 5. A vacancy arising on the board of health established by this act shall be filled in the same manner as the appointment thereto described in sections 2, 3 and 4.

SECTION 6. Except as otherwise provided by this act, the charter of the town of Nantucket, established by chapter 289 of the acts of 1996, shall apply to the board of health established by this act.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, March 12, 2010.