Health Unit Board - Oxford Elgin St. Thomas
1230 Talbot Street
- Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, Part VI, s. 48; R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 559, s. 19 (opens a new window)
The Oxford Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit is dedicated to building a healthy community by promoting and supporting the health of the people who live, work and play in the communities of Oxford, Elgin, and St. Thomas through the delivery of effective public health programs and services. Program and services are offered in areas such as reproductive health, parenting, food safety, environmental health, immunization, smoking awareness, infection control, and sexual health.
The Board of Health of the Oxford Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit shall have eight municipal members as follows: 1) Four members to be appointed by the Municipal Council of the County of Oxford; 2) Two members to be appointed by the Municipal Council of the County of Elgin; and 3) Two members to be appointed by the Municipal Council of the City of St. Thomas. One or more members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The number of Lieutenant Governor in Council appointees shall be less than the number of municipal members.
Members serve for terms of one, two or three years. When a member is unable to complete a term of office, a new member is appointed to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
- The health unit is located in the County of Oxford, City of St. Thomas, and County of Elgin region. There are approximately ten-twelve meetings a year not including standing committee meetings of the board. Participation in board meetings is required.
Appointees to the Health Unit Board are paid by the Health Unit.