Agendas & Minutes
Agendas and agenda packets are available prior to each board meeting. Minutes for the meetings are available after approval by the board at a subsequent meeting.

VIEW MEETING NOTICES, AGENDAS & MINUTES for the La Plata County Board of Health


Board of Health Members
Patricia Supanich- Wall, 2024 President  (term duration: 6/27/2023 to 1/31/2025)Photograph of river
Wendy Rice,
2024 Vice President (term duration: 1/1/2024 to 1/31/2029)
Doug McCarthy,
Member (term duration:  1/24/2023 to 1/31/2028)
Avery Sheldon, Member (term duration: 1/24/2023 to 1/31/2027)
Teresa Wright, Member (term duration: 1/24/2023 to 1/31/2026)

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Colorado Public Health Act of 2008

Colorado State law requires each county to establish and maintain a county public health agency or participate in a district public health agency (C.R.S. §25-1-506).  With the dissolution of San Juan Basin Public Health, La Plata County assumed responsibility for providing public health services beginning on January 1, 2024 with a team of 47 new employees who are offering the same programs and services that made San Juan Basin Public Health so impactful for more than 70 years.

Per the Colorado Public Health Act of 2008 (C.R.S. §25-1-501 et seq.), the La Plata County Board of Health is responsible for:

  • Selecting a public health director
  • Approving a five-year local public health plan
  • Determining necessary services and setting local priorities consistent with State public health laws and rules
  • Administering and enforcing public health laws, rules, orders, and standards of the State, as well as orders and rules set by the Board of Health itself
  • Conducting hearings, administering oaths, subpoenaing witnesses and taking testimony in all matters relating to their powers and duties
  • Annually reviewing the costs of maintaining the local public health agency and assessing fees to offset actual, direct costs of environmental health services

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