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.
Chair, Cache County Appointed Seat A
Box Elder County Appointed Seat A
Vice Chair, Box Elder County Commissioner
Box Elder Chief Deputy, Appointed Seat B
Rick County Commissioner
Dr. Yohanna S. Vernon
Cache County Appointed Seat B
Cache County Executive
Cache County Appointed Seat C
Awaiting Appointment by Cache County
Board of Health Meetings are scheduled to be held at 1 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the following months*:
Meeting locations rotate between Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties. All agendas and minutes are posted on the Utah Public Notice Website.
*Meetings may be called on an as-needed basis.
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 Jordan Mathis.
The BRHD has 140 employees at 6 different locations and serves a population of more than 160,000 in the three county areas.
The Bear River Health Department collaborated with Intermountain Healthcare to complete two community health needs assessments (CHNA).
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 Statistics 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 [email protected]
Inter-Local cooperation Agreement
The Inter-Local Cooperation Agreement ratifies the participation of Cache, Rich and Box Elder as Counties in the Bear River Health District. Click HERE to view this document.
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.