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      RS 40:2     


§2. State health officer

           The state health officer shall be a licensed and practicing physician in the state of Louisiana and continue to be so qualified during his term of office. He shall be a full time employee of the Louisiana Department of Health. The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health may designate any department employee, including himself, as state health officer. No order, rule, or regulation issued by the state health officer shall take effect until it is approved and signed by the secretary.

           Acts 1976, No. 346, §1. Amended by Acts 1978, No. 786, §5, eff. July 17, 1978.

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