Social Services Governing Boards
Boards of Health
- Local Boards of Health in North Carolina: Overview of Membership Requirements and Legal Authorities (PDF) (Jill Moore, March 2018)
- Questions and Answers about NC Local Boards of Health (May 2013)
- Health Law Bulletin: The Rulemaking Authority of North Carolina Boards of Health (Aimee Wall, 2003)
- Introduction to Local Public Health Services in North Carolina (PDF) (Jill Moore, updated July 2013)
- Questions and Answers about NC Local Public Health Agencies (May 2013)
Consolidated Human Services Boards
- Consolidated Human Services Boards: Frequently Asked Questions
- Information on Human Services Agency Organization and Governance Options
- Organization and Governance of Local Public Health & Other Human Services Agencies: Summary of S.L. 2012-126 (H 438) (PDF) (Jill Moore, July 2012)
- SOG faculty members have been invited to talk with local government officials across the state when they evaluate options for organization and governance of local human services agencies. You can download the slides used during the presentation of Organization and Governance of NC Human Services Agencies.
- The 2012 law that allowed all counties with a county manager to create consolidated human services agencies is Session Law 2012-126 (House Bill 438) (PDF).
- A free Legislative Update Webinar, available on-demand, features SOG faculty members describing some of the key features of the 2012 legislation.
- Considerations When Creating a Consolidated Human Services Agency (PDF): This document discusses issues that a county should consider when deciding whether (and how) to create and configure a consolidated human services agency and governing board.
- Personnel Decisions for North Carolina’s Consolidated Human Services Agencies: Social Services Law Bulletin #49 discusses the decision to remove CHSA employees from being covered under the State Human Resources Act, how the federal merit personnel standards apply to CHSAs, substantial equivalency, options for the management structure of a CHSA, and delegation of authority within a CHSA.
- Which North Carolina Counties Have Consolidated Human Services Agencies and Boards?
- See Where Human Services Organization and Governance Changes Have Occurred in North Carolina: This page features interactive maps showing which North Carolina counties have (i) consolidated human services functions into one agency, and/or (ii) changed the governing board structure for human services agencies.
- Coates’ Canons Blog Posts on CHSAs and Related Issues
- Consolidated Human Services Agencies(Aimee Wall, May 29 2012)
- County Commissioners and Local Boards of Health: What Would Pending Legislation Allow, and What Would it Mean?(Jill Moore, June 20 2012)
- Organization and Governance of Social Services: New Options for Counties(Aimee Wall, August 10, 2012)
- Recent Developments in Organization and Governance of Local Human Services Agencies(Aimee Wall, September 25 2012)
- Consolidated Human Services Agencies and the NC Local Health Department Accreditation Program(Jill Moore, November 27 2012)
- An Update on Recent Changes for Local Human Services Agencies(Aimee Wall, April 23 2013)
- What is a County Advisory Committee on Health and Who Has to Have One?(Jill Moore, June 21 2013)
- You’ve Consolidated: Do You Know Who Your Local Health Director Is? (Jill Moore, March 25 2014)
- Delegating Local Health Director Powers and Duties(Jill Moore, March 30 2015)
- Access to Confidential Client Records by Social Services Governing Boards(Aimee Wall, April 26 2016)
- Who Is Required to Take the Oath of Office in the Human Services Field? (Kristi Nickodem, January 3 2022)