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28 Pa. Code § 15.15. Minimum standards of performance.

§ 15.15. Minimum standards of performance.

 (a)  Public health programs provided by local health departments shall comply with such minimum program standards as the Department may, by regulation, adopt through the Board. If all or any part of a public health program is performed by an entity other than the local health department pursuant to a contract or other formal agreement, the local health department shall develop procedures, satisfactory to the Department, to assure compliance with such standards.

 (b)  Local health departments are subject to annual program performance audits by the Department and by the Department of Environmental Resources. Detailed information concerning the performance of public health programs must be available for review.

 (c)  The act of December 3, 1970 (P. L. 834, No. 275) (71 P. S. § §  61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 145, 146, 148, 158, 180-1—180-5, 194, 199, 252, 510-1—510-25, 512, 522, 535, 669, 718-1—718-3, 510-101—510-108), recognizes the responsibility, interest, and expertise in the area of environmental health of the Department of Environmental Resources. In addition, it is recognized that local health departments which conduct these programs also have pertinent knowledge and experience. Therefore, the Department, in developing minimum standards for environmental health services as provided by the act, will do so in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Resources and local health departments in order to promote uniform standards for environmental health.

 (d)  The Secretary is responsible for assuring compliance by local health departments with minimum program standards, including minimum program standards for environmental health services.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  17.2 (relating to purpose and effect).

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