The Jackson County Board is seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards to which they make appointments. Jackson County residents interested in putting their talents to work for the benefit of the County may find more information here or by calling the Jackson County Board office at 618/687-7240.
Download the Resume for County Board Appointment form to apply for an opening. Please send completed applications to the Jackson County Board Office, attn: Committee Coordinator. Resumes are reviewed by the Executive Committee on the first Thursday of each month. Applicants are notified as to when their resume will be reviewed, and their presence at the review is often requested.
Download the Legislative Appointment Handbook to receive more information on a specific board or agency. If you have any further questions, please contact the Committee Coordinator at 618-687-7245.
Tuberculosis Care & Treatment Board
- Salary/Pay Rate:n/a
- Posted Date:06/01/2017
Purpose: Jackson County has a three member Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Board which is governed by the Tuberculosis Sanitarium District Act (70 ILCS 920/). This Board is formed for the purpose of controlling and eradicating the disease of tuberculosis in Jackson County, Illinois, and to administer the law of this state which applies thereto. The Board proposes to cooperate to the fullest extent with all other agencies in this county, state, and nation which are functioning for improved public health, in so far as such cooperation is consistent with the intent of the legislature as expressed in the legislation and administrative rules on this subject adopted in this state. The Jackson County Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Board is the governance board for the Jackson County Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Program. The staff members conducting the work of the Program are hired by the Jackson County Health Department and the space for this programming is leased from the Health Department. The Board is not responsible for individual client treatment orders or the medical standing orders necessary to carry out the policies of the Board. The Board is responsible for:
- Approving an annual budget for the program which covers estimated needs for the ensuring fiscal year
- Providing input on program operation
- Establishing program eligibility guidelines
- Determining the scope of diagnostic and treatment services the program will provide to the community for the purpose of controlling tuberculosis disease in Jackson County
- Monitoring expenditures and program activities throughout the year
TB Board member duties include
- Attendance at TB Board meetings
- Participation in the Board’s discussions and decisions by listening, asking questions, studying the facts, expressing your opinion, and voting on action items
- Being informed of Illinois Department of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rules and regulations for tuberculosis care and treatment as well as Jackson County Tuberculosis Control policies
- The physician member of the Board acts as a liaison between community physicians and the Jackson County Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Program
Members: As stated in the statute, the membership of this Board shall consist of three persons. Members are appointed by the Jackson County Board.
Conditions on Membership: At least one member of the Board shall be a licensed physician, and all shall be chosen with reference to their special fitness for the office. Each member of the Board shall be a legal voter in the district. No more than 2 members of such Board shall be of the same political party. Each member of the Board before entering upon the duties of his office shall take the oath prescribed by the Constitution:
OATH OR AFFIRMATION OF OFFICE
Each prospective holder of a State office or other State position created by this Constitution, before taking office, shall take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of .... to the best of my ability."
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
Meetings: Meetings are held three times per year. The schedule of meetings sometimes changes to meet the needs of the Board and agency.
Terms: At the time of the making of the first appointments, one director shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of 2 years, and one for 3, as the case may be, for a term of 3 years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. At the expiration of the term of any member, his successor shall be appointed in like manner for a term of 3 years and until his successor is appointed and qualified.