Nassau County Department of Health
The Nassau County Department of Health will lead
a public health system that works to create healthy communities.
Nassau County Department of Health promotes and protects the health of all who live, work, and play in Nassau County.
The mission is accomplished through direct services and community partnerships in the following areas:
- Development and maintenance of individual and community preparedness for public health hazards and events.
- Investigation, prevention, and control of communicable diseases.
- Prevention of environmental health hazards through assessment, regulation, and remediation.
- Promotion of healthy lifestyles through outreach and education.
- Provision for evaluation and services to individuals, children, and families that have developmental delays and concerns.
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
200 County Seat Drive, Mineola, NY 11501