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Town of Fishers Indiana Health Department

About the Fishers Health Department

The Fishers Health Department exists to bring a high level of health and safety services to the residents of Fishers. The Fishers Health Department serves residents through:

The Fishers Health Department manages:

  • any action authorized by state statute or rule of the state department to control communicable diseases
  • making sanitary and health inspections necessary to carry out the purposes of Ind. Code §16-20-4
  • investigating the existence of any contagious or infectious disease
  • adopting measures, not inconsistent with the rules of the state department, to arrest the progress of contagious or infectious disease
  • making all necessary sanitary and health investigations and inspections
  • entering into contracts for the provision of health services within the board’s jurisdiction in accordance with Ind. Code §16-20-1-8
  • contracting or purchasing planning services considered essential to the development of an effective community health program in accordance with Ind. Code §16-20-1-8
  • confirming the appointment of professional employees who are appointed by the health officer and who meet the qualification requirements of the board for the respective professional employee positions
  • providing reports of department activities to the state department in accordance with state department rules
  • enforcing the board’s or officer’s orders, citations, and administrative notices by an action in the circuit or superior court in accordance with Ind. Code §16-20-1-26
  • with the approval of the Mayor, establishing and collecting fees for specific services and records established by local ordinances and state law; however, fees may not exceed the cost of services provided. The fees shall be accounted for and transferred to the health fund of the taxing jurisdiction
  • all other powers and duties as provided by Indiana law