Board of Health
The Bear River Board of Health is comprised of nine members from Cache, Rich, and Box Elder Counties. One member from each county is an elected official in their county. Other individuals who have an interest in public health may also be appointed as board members. Board members serve three-year terms with no financial compensation for their service. The Board of Health establishes public health policies for the Bear River Health District.
Box Elder County
Jim Abel –
Appointed Seat A
Dale Ward, Chief Deputy –
Appointed Seat B
Vice Chair, County Executive
Cheryl Atwood –
Appointed Seat A
Jim Davis, MD –
Appointed Seat B
James Swink –
Chair, Cache County Attorney, Appointed Seat C
Sara Sinclair –
Appointed Seat D
Board of Health Meetings: Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month (with the exception of June, July, August and December) at 1 PM. Meeting locations rotate between Cache and Box Elder counties. All agendas and minutes are posted on the Utah Public Notice Website.
Health Department Mission
The Bear River Health Department (BRHD) is one of 13 local health departments that work to promote and protect the health of Utah’s residents. The BRHD was originally established in 1971 by the Utah legislature. The BRHD provides public health services to the residents of Box Elder, Cache, and Rich County. The BRHD’s health director is Lloyd C. Berentzen, MBA.
The BRHD has 110 employees at 6 different locations and serves a population of more than 160,000 in the three county areas.
To view the Bear River Health Department Strategic Plan for 2018-2022, click here.
To view the Bear River Health Department Community Health Improvement Plan for 2018-2022, click here.
The Bear River Health Department collaborated with Intermountain Healthcare to complete two community health needs assessments. To view the assessment for Logan Regional Hospital, click here. To view the assessment for Bear River Valley Hospital, click here.
Meet The Team
Would you like to know more about what our department offers? Check out this video to meet our staff and learn about our services.
Public hearings are held to allow members of the public to make their opinions known before a rule, law or policy is made. Notice of these hearings will be posted here and on the Utah Public Notice Website.
Public Health Data
Public Health Laws
|Program||Bear River Board of Health Regulation or Resolution Number||County and State Rule or Code Number; CDC and U.S. Recommendations|
|Asbestos||Utah Administrative Rule R307-801|
|Lead Based Paint||Utah Administrative Rule R307-840|
|Drinking Water||Utah Administrative Rule R309|
|Underground Storage Tanks||Utah Administrative Rule R311|
|Hazardous Materials||Utah Administrative Rule R315-263|
|Waste Tires||Regulation 1998-1||Utah Administrative Rule R315-320|
|Used Oil||Utah Administrative Rule R315-15|
|Onsite Wastewater||Utah Administrative Rule R317-4|
|Rules for Liquid Waste Operations||Utah Administrative Rule R317-550|
|Pit Privies||Utah Administrative Rule R317-560|
|Food Safety and Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-100|
|Food Safety Manager Certification||Utah Administrative Rule R392-101|
|Food Truck Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-102|
|Food Handler Training and Certificate||Utah Administrative Rule R392-103|
|Feeding Disadvantaged Groups||Utah Administrative Rule R392-104|
|Home Based Child Care Food Service||Utah Administrative Rule R392-110|
|Design, Construction, Operation, Sanitation, and Safety of Schools||Utah Administrative Rule R392-200|
|Recreation Camp Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-300|
|Recreational Vehicle Park Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-301|
|Design, Construction, and Operation of Public Pools||Utah Administrative Rule R392-302|
|Public Geothermal Pools and Bathing Places||Utah Administrative Rule R392-303|
|Temporary Mass Gatherings Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-400|
|Roadway Rest Stop Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-401|
|Manufactured Home Community Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-402|
|Temporary Labor Community Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-501|
|Public Lodging Facility Sanitation||Utah Administrative Rule R392-502|
|Utah Indoor Clear Air Act||Utah Administrative Rule R392-510|
|Illegal Drug Operations Decontamination Standards||Regulation 2007-1||Utah Administrative Rule R392-600|
|Indoor Tanning Bed Sanitation||Regulation 2008-1||Utah Administrative Rule R392-700|
|General Sanitation in Public Places||Utah Administrative Rule R392-800|
|Utah Fit Premises Act||Utah Code 57-22|
|Body Art safety and Sanitation||Regulation 2004-1|
|Vehicle Emissions||Regulation 2013-1||Cache County Code Title 10, Chapter 10.20 • Utah Code 41-6a-1642|
|Communicable Disease Rule||Utah Administrative Rule R386-702|
|Immunization Rule for Students||Utah Administrative Rule R396-100|
|HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health||CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Tobacco Retail Permit||Utah Code 26-62|
|Tobacco Retailer Permit Process||Utah Administrative Rule R384-324|
|Synthetic Cannabinoids||Regulation 2010-1|
|Utah Vital Staticis Act||Utah Code 26-2|
|Client Grievance Procedure||Updated May 2017||Utah Code 26A-1-121, Section 2|
The Bear River Health Department adheres to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). HIPAA is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Click HERE for a copy of our notice of privacy practices for protected health information.
Government records access & Management ACT
The Bear River Health Department adheres to GRAMA, the Government Records Access and Management Act. To request records, click HERE for the request form. Records requests and appeals received via email outside regular business hours will be reviewed the following business day. Please email request forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Client Grievance Procedure
A client may request an administrative review (grievance hearing) at any time during participation in a BRHD service or program. This right is explained to clients during initial enrollment in services. Clients have the right to review his or her file, a right to a copy of any contracts or treatment plans, and the right to ask questions regarding agency policies and procedures.