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Board of Review Hearing

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality will hold its regular monthly Board of Review hearing: 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room

360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2C,

Yaphank, NY 11980

 he Board of Review hears requests for variances and waivers to the county’s requirements for water and sewage disposal for new construction, and for storage of toxic or hazardous materials, as stated in the Suffolk County Sanitary Code. A listing of each month’s scheduled hearings may be obtained in the days prior to the hearing by contacting the Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality at 852-5800.

 For additional information about this meeting or this board, please contact: Grace Kelly-McGovern at 854-0095.

Suffolk County Expands Online Food Managers' Course

County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner James Tomarken today announced the expansion of the county’s national award-winning online food managers’ course. The course, whose English version went live in June 2009, is now being offered in both Spanish and Chinese, making Suffolk one of only two government agencies in New York State to offer online food safety training in multiple languages.* All versions of the course are now available to food establishment operators, managers and employees as well as the general public. 

Suffolk County Schedules Public Health Hearing

Suffolk County law directs the Department of Health Services to hold two public health hearings each year.  The first hearing was held in April in Hauppauge.  The purpose of these hearings is to obtain input from residents of Suffolk County to guide the county in allocating its health care resources.  Residents who are unable to attend the hearing and wish to submit testimony are encouraged to send written testimony to Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Attention:  Grace Kelly-McGovern, 3500 Sunrise Highway, Suite 124, PO Box 9006, Great River, NY 11739-9006.  Written testimony will be accepted until October 30, 2013.

Suffolk County Rolls Out CDC-Led National Diabetes Prevention Program

Suffolk County this week launched its new diabetes prevention program, a CDC-led program that encourages healthy eating, physical activity, and lifestyle changes to help participants achieve the goals that lead to the prevention or delay of a diabetes diagnosis.

Health Commissioner Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus this year

Great River, NY – Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken reported today the first human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County in 2013.  The individual, who is over 50 years of age and resides in the Town of Brookhaven, was hospitalized for five days at a local hospital in late August upon experiencing symptoms consistent with West Nile virus.  The patient has recovered and is now at home. 

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