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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 18 : Health

Chapter 003 : Department of Health; Commissioner of Health

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 124)
  • § 124. Voluntary compliance

    (a) When appropriate, the health officer shall make all practicable efforts to secure voluntary compliance. This requirement shall not restrict the health officer’s authority to use any enforcement powers authorized by this title or the common law.

    (b) Means of securing voluntary compliance may include the following:

    (1) encouraging voluntary cooperation by persons and affected groups to achieve the purposes of this title;

    (2) encouraging local units of government to handle violation problems within their respective jurisdiction by compact on a cooperative basis and providing technical and consultative assistance for violation problems;

    (3) advising, consulting, contacting, and cooperating with other agencies of the State, local governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, and the federal government, and with interested persons or groups; and

    (4) encouraging voluntary compliance through warning, conference, or any other similar means. (Added 1985, No. 267 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; amended 2023, No. 6, § 93, eff. July 1, 2023.)