§ 15.25. Employment of physician.
(a) Each local health department shall employ at least one full-time physician, who may be the director of the local health department.
(b) The Secretary may waive the requirement of subsection (a) upon petition of a local health department, if the local health department:
(1) Employs, on at least a half-time basis, a physician knowledgeable in the field of preventive medicine, epidemiology, and communicable disease control.
(2) Demonstrates the availability of a physician in case of medical emergencies.
(3) Submits to the Secretary a plan for the involvement of a physician in public health program development and evaluation.
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