OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL HEALTH

Functions:
  1. Take charge of the office on health services, supervise the personnel and staff of said office, formulate program implementation guidelines and rules and regulation for the operation of the said office for approval of the Mayor in order to assist him in the efficient, effective and economical implementation of a health services program geared to implementation of health related projects and activities;
  2. Formulate measures for the consideration of Sangguniang Bayan and provide technical assistance and support to the Mayor, in carrying out activities to ensure the delivery of basic services;
  3. Develop plans and strategies on health programs and projects, and implement them upon approval thereof by the Mayor;
  4. Formulate and implement policies, plans, programs and projects to promote the health of the people in the LGU concerned;
  5. Advise the Mayor, and the Sangguniang Bayan on matters pertaining to health;
  6. Execute and enforce all laws, ordinance and regulations relating to public health;
  7. Recommend to the Sangguniang Bayan, through the local health board, the passage of such ordinances as he may deem necessary for the preservation of public health;
  8. Recommend the prosecution of any violation of sanitary laws, ordinances or regulations;
  9. Direct sanitary inspectors to inspect all business establishments selling food items or providing accommodations such as hotels, motels, lodging houses, pension houses and the like, in accordance with the Sanitation Code;
  10. Conduct health information campaigns and render health intelligence services;
  11. In the case of Municipal Health Officer, exercise general supervision over health officers of municipalities;
  12. Be in the front-line of the delivery of health services, particularly during in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities; and
  13. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.