The Board of Health and Welfare helps guide the Department to promote and protect the public health and well-being of Idaho citizens.
The Board is a rulemaking and advisory body that can adopt, amend, or repeal rules and standards of the Department. Executive and administrative powers of the Department belong solely to the Director of the Department.
The Board's seven citizen members are appointed by the Governor, each representing one of seven geographic regions of the state. They are the voting members of the Board. The Board also includes the Department Director, a representative from the Governor's office, and the chairs of the germane committees for the State Health and Welfare committees.
Members of the public are invited to comment on proposed rules, which are published in the Administrative Bulletin. Comments are carefully reviewed by Board members before they make a final decision on an issue.
All Board meetings are open to the public, as stipulated by Idaho's Open Meeting law. Anyone who wants to discuss an issue directly with the Board at a regular meeting may request time on the agenda at least 30 days prior to the meeting.
Sen. Lee Heider
1631 Richmond Dr.
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Rep. Fred Wood
P.O. Box 1207
Burley, ID 83318
Peg M. Dougherty
Deputy Attorney General
Public Information Manager