Board of Health

About the Board

The Board of Health appoints the health director and advises the health director on such matters as he/she may bring before it. The Board of Health exercises the rule making power conferred upon the County Department of Health by the formulation of rules and regulations for the prevention of disease, for the prevention and removal of conditions which constitute a menace to health and for the promotion and preservation of the general public health.

  • 9 am
  • Generally the 1st Thursday of the month, four times a year (5th date set in event of cancellation)
    • January, April, June, September, and November
  • Neshaminy Manor Health Building, 1282 Almshouse Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901

2023 Meetings - If you plan to attend a BOH meeting, please call 215-345-3324 to check for the location of meeting as it may change depending on available spaces. 

  • January 5, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)
  • April 6, 2023  Meeting has been rescheduled to April 13, 2023 Agenda (PDF) 
  • June 1, 2023 Agenda (PDF) 
  • September 14, 2023 (This meeting has been cancelled)
  • November 2, 2023 
    • Limited seating available, on a first come, first seated basis. 
    • Meeting minutes, once approved, are available upon request at [email protected]

2022 Meetings
2021 Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available upon request following approval.


The board consists of five Bucks County resident citizens appointed by the commissioners, two of whom shall be physicians licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. The members serve four-year terms.

Term Expiration
Lorraine S. Dougherty, M.D.01/2027
Gerald C. Wydro, M.D.01/2027
Bill Roth01/2025
Barbara A. Schellhorn01/2025
Dennis J. Bauer01/2024
David C. Damsker, M.D.
Director, Bucks County Health Department
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901