Webinar: Powers of County Legislatures and Boards of Health in Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Law is hosting a webinar designed to educate participants about the scope and source of legislative and regulatory power vested in the various counties.  Assistant Attorney General Dan Friedman will identify the source of local legislative powers in the Maryland Constitution and explain the differences among the counties with respect to local legislative structure and power.    He will explain the depth and breadth of local powers, with a focus on how those powers may be used to advance public health.  Professor Kathleen Hoke Dachille will identify the source of local board of health power, explaining how the counties have established and used their boards of health.  Dachille will note the differences between seeking policy change through the county legislature versus the board of health.  Friedman and Dachille will take questions through the online chat function after their presentations.

The webinar is presented as part of Maryland’s Community Transformation Grant Program but is open to staff from the health departments or other relevant agencies of any of Maryland’s 24 counties.

The webinar will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Click here to register.

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