House Bill 1, passed by the Kentucky state legislature in 2013, provides oversights for special governmental entities, which generate public funds. Since the Local Board of Health in each county levies public health taxes, the Local Boards must follow the requirements of House Bill 1. This includes registering and reporting through the Kentucky Department for Local Government and enacting a code of ethics.
Registering and reporting
Each year, each Local Board of Health must register with the Kentucky Department for Local Government and disclose its finances.
Codes of ethics
All special taxing districts must also follow a code of ethics. The Local Boards of Health in Northern Kentucky have elected to follow the code of ethics for their respective counties. Copies of those codes can be found below.