Mission Statement:

Laurel County Health Department is dedicated to serving Laurel County in efforts to prevent, promote, and protect the public health of it’s citizens by providing quality health education, preventive health care, and environmental services.

Vision:

Striving for a healthier future for Laurel County in an effort to improve the overall health status of Southeastern Kentucky.

Values:

  • We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual
  • We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness
  • We strive to act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct business
  • We trust our co-workers as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity.

Public Health Laws & Regulations

Kentucky has many public health regulations that play an important role in keeping the public safe and healthy. The history of public health success stories can be attributed to public health regulations, such as, childhood immunizations, motor vehicle safety, and safer workplaces.

The public health regulations that are applicable to the work local health departments in Kentucky carry out are found at Kentucky Revised StatutesTITLE XVIII- PUBLIC HEALTH

These public health regulations include the following:

  • CHAPTER 210 STATE AND REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
  • CHAPTER 211 STATE HEALTH PROGRAMS
  • CHAPTER 212 LOCAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
  • CHAPTER 213 VITAL STATISTICS
  • CHAPTER 214 DISEASES
  • CHAPTER 215 TUBERCULOSIS
  • CHAPTER 216 HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES
  • CHAPTER 216A LICENSING OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
  • CHAPTER 216B LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES
  • CHAPTER 217 FOODS, DRUGS, AND POISONS
  • CHAPTER 217A POULTRY AND RABBIT INSPECTION (Superseded)
  • CHAPTER 217B FERTILIZER AND PESTICIDE USE AND APPLICATION
  • CHAPTER 217C MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
  • CHAPTER 218 UNIFORM NARCOTIC DRUG ACT (Superseded)
  • CHAPTER 218A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
  • CHAPTER 219 HOTEL, FOOD SERVICE, AND MOBILE HOME AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK REGULATIONS
  • CHAPTER 220 SANITATION DISTRICTS
  • CHAPTER 221 FROZEN FOOD LOCKER PLANTS
  • CHAPTER 222 KENTUCKY ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND TREATMENT LAW
  • CHAPTER 223 SANITARIANS, WATER PLANT OPERATORS, AND WATER WELL CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES
  • CHAPTER 224 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
    • Subchapter 01 Generalities
    • Subchapter 1 Generalities
    • Subchapter 10 Energy and Environment Cabinet
    • Subchapter 16 State-Federal Relations
    • Subchapter 18 Interstate Relations
    • Subchapter 20 Air QualitySubchapter 30 Noise Control
    • Subchapter 40 Waste — Generalities
    • Subchapter 43 Solid Waste
    • Subchapter 46 Hazardous Waste
    • Subchapter 50 Other Specific Types of Waste
    • Subchapter 60 Underground Storage Facilities
    • Subchapter 70 Water Quality
    • Subchapter 71 Agriculture Water Quality
    • Subchapter 73 Sewage Treatment
    • Subchapter 80 Environmental Covenants
    • Subchapter 99 Penalties
  • CHAPTER 224A KENTUCKY INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY