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Health, State Board of

The state board may advise the secretary on health policy issues pertaining to the department of health and the state. Shall provide a forum for the development of public health policy in Washington state. It is authorized to recommend to the secretary the means for obtaining appropriate citizen and professional involvement in all public health policy formulation and other matters related to the powers and duties of the department. It is further empowered to hold hearings and explore ways to improve the health status of the citizenry.