CLEARFIELD -- Changes in seven public health regulations, including one pertaining to body art, may be adopted by the Davis County Board of Health early today.
The health board meeting is scheduled for 7 a.m. in the county health department board room, 22 S. State St., Clearfield.
A "mega" public hearing on the seven regulations was held Oct. 18, with only five members of the public attending, said Bob Ballew, Davis County Health Department public information officer.
Two males who are associated with a body-art business attended the hearing and expressed interest in the proposed change in the department's body-art regulations. Meanwhile, three other people attended the hearing as part of a Boy Scout merit badge effort, Ballew said.
The input provided by the two men will be taken into consideration by the board, he said.
Davis Health Board member and former Kaysville mayor Brian Cook, served as the hearing officer for the county.
The board is looking to update public health regulations related to scavenging/hauling, tanning, swimming pools, infectious waste, waste water, body art and food service.
The biggest proposed change involves the department's food service regulations, which would allow the shaved-ice businesses throughout the county to also serve single-serve ice cream, Davis County Health Department Director Lewis R. Garrett said.
"The board has authority to issue or promulgate public health ordinances. Over the years, they have promulgated 13 health regulations. We like to update them periodically to make sure they are still relevant," Garrett said.
One change needed for the county's health regulations is to list within them any related fees to be assessed to the public, Garrett said.
He said the health department makes every effort to update its health regulations every five years.