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Health Board to hold hearing on sewage tank design rules, reconsider eye treatment for newborns

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At its October 14 meeting, the state Board of Health will hold a public hearing on a new rule that would govern sewage tank design and construction.

It will also reconsider rule language concerning preventive eye treatment for newborns. This reconsideration is prompted by a national shortage of Erythromycin eye ointment. Proposed amendments would allow health care providers to use other treatments recommended by the CDC. Public testimony will be taken.

The board will also discuss several other rules: water recreation facilities; HIV counseling, testing, and partner services; school immunizations; and birth certificate information requests. It will also decide whether to adopt a proposed strategic plan for the 2009-11 biennium.

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