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Public Health Protection and Safety

The Division of Public Health Protection and Safety includes programs related to the enforcement of public health regulations for environmental health and community safety.

Local Health Personnel Branch

The Local Health Personnel (LHP) Branch works to ensure employees in the local health departments (LHD) and applicants receive the highest quality human resource services. The LHP Branch specifically addresses the areas of employment counseling, applicant processing, maintaining and updating selection criteria, maintaining employee records, creation of job classifications, and salary computation.

Information related to LHD holidays can be found at the Local Health Personnel Branch website.

Local Health Operations Branch

The Local Health Operations (LHO) Branch provides administrative guidance to Kentucky Local Health Departments (LHDs). This includes processing requests for security access to the LHD clinical network systems; proper documentation of medical records and management of LHD forms; guidance related to the completion of Patient Encounter Form entries; appropriate medical coding; and third-party billing errors for the Kentucky Medicaid Preventive Health Program. LHO also serves as liaison, between LHDs and DPH programs to coordinate and track LHD contracts submitted to DPH for review; and management of LHO Branch webpages and the DPH Intranet site.

Local Health Department Documents

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KEHP LivingWell Health Department Champs

Information related to the partnership between KEHP and Local Health Departments can be found at the LivingWell Health Department Champs webpage.


Last Updated 4/23/2018