Massachusetts General Laws, state and local regulations and community direction, Boards of
Health are held responsible for disease prevention and control, health and environmental
protection and promoting a healthy community. Boards of Health serve as the local arm of
both the Mass. Department of Public Health and the Mass. Department of Environmental
Protection. To fulfill their duties, they develop, implement and enforce health policies,
oversee inspections to maintain minimum standards for sanitation in housing and food
service, and assure that the basic health needs of their community are being met.
Thomas Pachico, Health Inspector