Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Board of Health and Welfare

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.

Public Comment:
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.

Contact Information

Idaho Board of Health and Welfare
450 W. State St.,
10th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
(208) 334-0612

Upcoming Meetings

(Meeting dates are subject to change in accordance with Idaho open meetings law.)

  • Aug. 20, 2020
  • Nov. 12, 2020