Nassau County Department of Health
The Nassau County Department of Health will lead
a public health system that works to create healthy communities.
The Nassau County Department of Health promotes
and protects the health of the residents of Nassau
County. This mission is accomplished through direct
services and community partnerships in the following
- Prevention of environmental health hazards through
assessment, regulation and remediation.
- Investigation and control of communicable diseases,
including agents of bioterrorism.
- Promotion of healthy behaviors through education,
outreach and training.
- Promotion of equal access to culturally and
linguistically appropriate health care and allied services.
- Development and dissemination of local health
- Creation of innovative solutions to public health
County Board of Health
Role and Responsibilities
The Nassau County Board of Health and the Nassau
County Department of Health were created in 1938 by
the Nassau County Charter.
Members of the Board of Health are appointed
by the County Executive to five year terms. The Board
enforces the New York State Public Health Law as well
as New York State and local sanitary codes.
- Prescribes the duties of and directs the Commissioner
- Makes and publishes orders and regulations for
the preservation of life and health.
- Creates orders and regulations for the supervision
of nuisances and other matters detrimental to the public
- Restrains by injunction violators of its orders
- Issues subpoenas, compels the attendance of
witnesses, and administers oaths and compels testimony.
- Issues warrants to peace officers to enforce
- Prescribes and imposes penalties for violations
of, or failure to comply with, its orders or regulations
or any of the regulations of the state sanitary code.
Inquiries to the Nassau County
Board of Health can be addressed to:
Ellen J. Braunstein, MD, Chair
Nassau County Board of Health
c/o Nassau County Department of Health
106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Uniondale NY 11553