Several Ohio laws protect the population from injury, disease, disability and death. Ohio public health authority is exercised at the state level by the Department of Health and the Director of Health, and at the local level by local boards of health and health commissioners. This fact sheet outlines the legal authority of various Ohio public health entities with respect to the following functions:
The fact sheet links the responsible entities with the particular functions. It is important to note that the fact sheet is not exhaustive but provides a general overview of what entities have the delegated responsibility with respect to the above listed functions.