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Contiguous Health Districts

Background

The 2012 Legislative Committee on Public Health Futures recommended to revise the Ohio Revised Code to allow contiguous and non-contiguous city and county health districts to contract/consolidate/merge together within a "reasonable" geographic distance. The 130th General Assembly codified this recommendation in 2013.

Sec. 3709.01. 

The state shall be divided into health districts. Each city constitutes a health district and shall be known as a "city health district." The townships and villages in each county shall be combined into a health district and shall be known as a "general health district."

As provided for in sections 3709.051, 3709.07, and 3709.10 of the Revised Code, there may be a union of two or more general health districts, a union of two or more city health districts to form a single city health district, or a union of a general health district and one or more city health districts located within or partially within such general health district.

Sec. 3709.051

Two or more city health districts may be united to form a single city health district by a majority affirmative vote of the legislative authority of each city affected by the union.

Last Updated: 4/14/2017