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Provisions Relating to Consolidation of County Offices




Chapter 7. Consolidation of Offices

Section 24306.5

24306.5. Consolidation of offices in counties over 1,350,000 and not over 1,420,000 population; qualifications; practice of profession or trade without license, etc. In any county with a population of over 1,350,000 and not over 1,420,000 as determined by the 1970 federal decennial census, the board of supervisors may consolidate pursuant to ordinance or charter two or more offices, including the office of health officer, in order to integrate the delivery of health-related services within the county. The occupant of the consolidated office need not possess any of the particular qualifications required of the occupant of any of the separate offices that are consolidated if:

(a) No qualification applies to all of the offices consolidated; and

(b) The board finds that sufficient personnel possessing the particular qualifications required are employed in the consolidated office to assure that decisions made by the occupant of the office are based upon competent professional advice. The enforcement duties described in Sections 101030 and 101040 of the Health and Safety Code shall be discharged by a licensed physician and surgeon with the title of health officer. The health officer's enforcement responsibility is limited to decisions requiring technical medical judgments.

This section does not permit the occupant of the consolidated office to practice any profession or trade for the practice of which a license, permit or registration is required without the license, permit, or registration.

History.—Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1078, in effect January 1, 1978. Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, in effect September 29, 1996, substituted "that" for "such" after the second sentence of the first paragraph, substituted "Sections 101030 and 101040" for "Sections 452 and 458" after "duties described in", subdivision (b), and substituted "the" for "such" after "the occupant of" and after "is required without" in the second paragraph.