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      RS 40:23     


§23. Salaries of parish or district health officers; unclassified

            A. Each parish shall determine the salary of its health officer and the necessary expenses for the conduct of his official duties if the health officer is in the unclassified service or serving on a contractual basis. In the case of an unclassified or contractual district health officer, the parishes which jointly employ him shall fix his salary and expenses and the proportionate share of each parish.

            B. The salaries and expenses provided for in Subsection A of this Section shall be paid by the governing bodies of the parish or parishes for which the health officer was appointed, except as herein provided.

            C. Where a parish or group of parishes appoint a full-time health officer whose entire time is devoted to health work as such, exclusive of any private practice, the state may appropriate and assist in paying the salary of that health officer not to exceed twenty percent of the salary if the parish or parishes contract with the Louisiana Department of Health for the establishment and maintenance of a health unit as hereafter provided.

            Acts 1976, No. 346, §1. Amended by Acts 1978, No. 786, §5, eff. July 17, 1978; Acts 2018, No. 206, §4.

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