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11.1.    Examination.
11.2.    Special examination.
11.3.    Admission to special examination.
11.4.    Additional requirements.


   The provisions of this Chapter 11 issued under The Borough Code (53 P. S. § §  45101—48410); The First Class Township Code (53 P. S. § §  55101—58502); and The Second Class Township Code (53 P. S. § §  65101—67201), unless otherwise noted.


   The provisions of this Chapter 11 adopted October 21, 1966, unless otherwise noted.

§ 11.1. Examination.

 (a)  Applicants for the position of health officer for cities of the third class, boroughs, townships of the first class and sanitary officers in townships of the second class shall take and pass the State Civil Service examination for Environmental Protection Specialist. See 4 Pa. Code Chapters 19 and 20 (Reserved), except as otherwise provided in subsection (b).

 (b)  Physicians (M.D.’s) or osteopaths (D.O.’s), licensed to practice medicine in this Commonwealth, shall be exempt from examination.

§ 11.2. Special examination.

 (a)  The Department of Health may contract with the State Civil Service Commission to prepare, administer and score results of a special examination for the Department, as permitted under section 212 of the Civil Service Act (71 P. S. §  741.1).

 (b)  The examination shall be similar to the State Civil Service examination and may be used in lieu of qualification as a physician or a State Environmental Protection Specialist. See 4 Pa. Code Chapters 19 and 20 (Reserved).

§ 11.3. Admission to special examination.

 Admission to the special examination shall be granted to the following:

   (1)  A registered nurse licensed in this Commonwealth.

   (2)  A holder of an associate degree from a recognized college or university.

   (3)  One who has completed 2 years of training in a recognized college or university with a total of 60 credit hours, including credits in the biological or physical sciences.

§ 11.4. Additional requirements.

 (a)  Any person having successfully completed the special examination shall be required to offer evidence of successful completion of the following:

   (1)  The basic environmental sanitation course conducted by the Department.

   (2)  The field training course, designated as such by the Department.

 (b)  Equivalent training or experience may be accepted in lieu of completion of the basic environmental sanitation course or the field training course, but the academic qualification shall be a basic requirement and no substitution shall be accepted.

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