As of April 2018, the Sampson County Board of Commissioners assumed direct control of the Sampson County Board of Health, as authorized by NCGS 153A-76 and 153A-77. The commissioners appointed an Advisory Committee to the Sampson County Department of Health comprised of 11 members in compliance with the membership requirements set forth in NCGS 130A-35.

While the Board of Commissioners exercises those powers and functions required to be exercised by the Board pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes or the North Carolina Administrative Code, the Advisory Committee is tasked with providing information and advice to the commissioners on all public health matters, regardless of whether the Board of Commissioners must take ultimate action with respect to a particular public health matter. The goal of the Advisory Committee is to ensure the services provided by the Health Department meet the needs of our communities and protect and promote public health.

Additionally, the Health Advisory Committee serves as the Dangerous Dog Appeal Board, as established by the Board of Commissioners and pursuant to the Sampson County Animal Control Ordinance.


Sampson County Health Advisory Committee Members
Dr. Jeffrey Bell, Dentist
Paul Bradshaw, Chairman, Public Member
Robert Butler, Engineer
Linda Peterson, Public Member
Charlotte Harrell, Pharmacist
Linda Heath, Nurse
Dr. Elizabeth Bryan, Physician
Jacqueline Howard, Vice-Chair, Public Member
Harry Parker, County Commissioner
Allie Ray McCullen, Public Member
Dr. Beth Turner, Veterinarian

Agendas and Minutes
The 2018 meeting schedule for the current year is found here.

The Health Advisory Committee meeting agendas are typically available online a week prior to a scheduled meeting. 
Official minutes of the meetings of the Health Advisory Committee are posted online once they have been formally approved by the Board, which is typically after the next regularly scheduled meeting. View agendas and minutes below:

2018
January 22, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
March 19, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
April 16, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
May 14, 2018 (Dangerous Dog)     Minutes    
June 18, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
August 20, 2018 Agenda        
October 15, 2018 Agenda        
November 19, 2018 Agenda        
2017
November 20, 2017     Minutes    
December 11, 2017 (Dangerous Dog)     Minutes