Governor Aris Aumentado reactivates the provincial health board thru Executive Order No. 38, series of 2022 he issued pursuant to section 102 of the Local Government code of 1991 or Republic Act 7160. The governor is the chair, provincial health officer, vice-chair and action officer based on said EO dated September 29, 2022. Members are the following: chair of the SP health committee; representative of the Department of Health; president of the Assoc. of Municipal Health Officers of the Philippines-Bohol chapter; president of Integrated Midwives Assoc of the Philippines-Bohol chapter; president of Federated Barangay health workers association; president barangay Nutirtion scholars; chief, social insurance officer PhilHealth; and chiefs of ten hospitals.

Other members include representative of the Bohol Diversified Development Service, representative of International Care Ministries Foundation, Inc.; and representative of the University of Bohol community Development Foundation Incorporated. The members of the board “shall perform their duties as such without compensation or remuneration.” Its functions include: as an advisory to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on health matters based on DOH standards; advice the PHO in terms of technical and administrative DOH standards; and propose or advice the governor on matters related to overall provincial and national health thrusts. It is mandated to meet once every month and a simple majority to attain a quorum to proceed with such meeting, whose secretariat is the PHO. (rvo)