Montana Code Annotated 2021

TITLE 50. HEALTH AND SAFETY

CHAPTER 50. RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

Part 3. Inspections

Department To Pay Local Board For Inspections And Enforcement

50-50-305. Department to pay local board for inspections and enforcement. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), before June 30 of each year, the department shall pay to a local board of health, as established under 50-2-104, 50-2-106, or 50-2-107, an amount from the local board inspection fund account created in 50-2-108 that must be used only for the purpose of inspecting retail food establishments, including mobile food establishments, licensed under this chapter and enforcing the provisions of this chapter.

(2) (a) The provisions of subsection (1) apply only if there is a functioning local board of health and

 the local board of health, local health officers, sanitarians-in-training, and registered sanitarians meet the requirements listed in subsection (2)(b).

(b) To be eligible under subsection (1), the entities listed in subsection (2)(a) shall:

(i) assist in inspections and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter; and

(ii) meet minimum program performance standards as established under rules adopted by the department.

(3) The funds received by the local board of health pursuant to subsection (1) must be deposited with the appropriate local fiscal authority and must be used to supplement, but not supplant, other funds received by the local board of health that in the absence of funding received under subsection (1) would be made available for the same purpose.

(4) Funds in the local board inspection fund account not paid to the local board of health as provided in subsection (1) may be used by the department, within any jurisdiction that does not qualify to receive payments from the local board inspection fund account, to enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted under it.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 17, L. 1967; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 48, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 508, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 27-614(part); amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 336, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 732, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 28, Ch. 239, L. 2015.