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King County Board of Health meeting on January 19, 2017


The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 1/19/17. Topics on the agenda include possible action on a Rule and Regulation regarding food safety ratings for food service establishments, a resolution relating to the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force Final Report, and a briefing on the Secure Medicine Return 2016 Annual Report.


The King County Board of Health will hold its next meeting on January 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

King County Council Chambers
10th Floor, King County Courthouse
516 3rd Avenue, Room 1001


  1. Call to order

  2. Roll call

  3. Announcement of any alternates serving in place of regular members

  4. Approval of Minutes of November 17, 2016

  5. Public comments

  6. Director's report

  7. Reappointment of Health Professional Member Dr. Ben Danielson for a third three-year term

Discussion and possible action

  1. Rule & Regulation No. BOH17-01
    A Rule and Regulation relating to food safety ratings for general food service establishments; amending R&R 05 05, Section 25, as amended, and BOH 2.10.080, adding new sections to BOH chapter 5.04, adding a new chapter to BOH Title 5 and prescribing penalties; enacted pursuant to RCW 70.05.060, including the latest amendments or revisions thereto.

    Becky Elias, Manager, Food & Facilities Section, Environmental Health Division, Public Health – Seattle & King County

  2. Resolution No. 17-01
    A Resolution endorsing the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force Final Report and Recommendations and calling on local and state actors to implement the public health policies outlined in the report, including the establishment of at least two pilot community health engagement location sites.

    Jeff Duchin, Health Officer, Public Health – Seattle & King County
    Brad Finegood, Assistant Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Division, King County Department of Community and Human Services


  1. BOH Briefing No. 17-B01
    Security Medicine Return Program – 2016 Annual Report

    Taylor Watson, Program Manager, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, King County Department of Natural Resources and Park

  2. Chair's Report

  3. Board Member Updates 

  4. Administrator's Report 

  5. Other business


The King County Board of Health sets county-wide public health policy, enacts and enforces local public health regulations, and carries out other duties of local boards of health specified in state law. These duties include enforcing state public health statutes, preventing and controlling the spread of infectious disease, abating nuisances, and establishing fee schedules for licenses, permits and other services.