New Hanover County Board of Health http://whqr.org en NHCo. Commission approves group to study HB 438 http://whqr.org/post/nhco-commission-approves-group-study-hb-438 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hanover County will begin looking at whether or not it should consolidate two major agencies: the departments of health and social services. </span>T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he board of commissioners approved the creation of a committee to study the many options of House bill 438.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:49:20 +0000 Sara Wood 30557 at http://whqr.org NHCo. Commission approves group to study HB 438 NC bill allows county commissioners greater control of health, social services http://whqr.org/post/nc-bill-allows-county-commissioners-greater-control-health-social-services <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina House bill 438 opened a new door for county commissioners. It gives them more control over public health and social services departments. Brunswick County’s already switched over. New Hanover and </span>Pender<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> counties are now considering adopting the legislation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local county boards of health cover a lot of territory beyond funding birth control and offering flu shots.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:07:24 +0000 Sara Wood 30440 at http://whqr.org NC bill allows county commissioners greater control of health, social services