Health Department

8:30AM - 4:30PM M-F,  (304) 263-5131


Board of Health

The Berkeley County Board of Health has been given the power and authority (under Chapter 16 of the West Virginia Code) to adopt, promulgate and amend Public Health Rules and Regulations, consistent with the laws of the State of WV, as may be necessary and proper for the protection of the general health of Berkeley County, and the prevention of the introduction, propagation, and spread of disease. 
The Berkeley County Board of Health membership is comprised of 5 county residents appointed by the Berkeley County Commission.  No more than two members who reside in the same magisterial district may be appointed and no more than two members may be appointed who are personally licensed or certified in, engaged in or actively participating in the same business, profession or occupation.  No more than three members may belong to the same political party. 
Current members of the Board of Health are:
BOH Chair:  Mary Jane Rinard   
Theresa McCabe
Lisa Poland
Jane McCloud
Dave Hansen

Member:   Craig Hatcher

Health Officer: Dr. Kevin McLaughlin

Each member shall serve a five year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.  Members shall serve until their duly qualified successor has been appointed.  Members may be reappointed for additional terms of five years.
Regular meetings of the Berkeley County Board of Health are held Monthly @ 4:30 pm in the Conference room of the Berkeley County Health Department. Notice of these meetings are submitted to media outlets and posted at the health department in advance of the meeting  The board shall comply with the requirements of WV Code regarding open governmental proceedings.  6-9A-3
For more information on Board of Health Meetings, please refer to the
Meeting Materials Page .