Board of Health
The Morris Plains Board of Health provides a wide range of public health services designed to promote and protect the health of Morris Plains residents.
The Morris Plains Board of Health Boonton Health employs a Registrar who assists the public with birth, death and marriage certificates and marriage license applications. The Registrar also issues dog and cat licenses; retail food licenses and assists residents with related complaints.
The Morris Plains Board of Health has a shared service agreement with the County of Morris Division of Public that provides Registered Environmental Health Specialists that work to ensure the proper handling of food is maintained in all retail food establishments and to investigate resident complaints.
Carlos, Perez, Jr., M.P.A.
Public Health Nursing
The Morris Plains Board of Health employs a Public Health Nurse who administers vaccines, investigates communicable diseases, promotes and administers health screenings and monitors immunizations in schools.
Public Health Nurse
Kathleen Basile, RN, MS, MSN, ONC
Public Health screenings are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
In collaboration with the Morris Plains Public Health Nurse, the Board of Health works to inform the community of current health issues and acts as a point of reference for health education. Specific areas of focus are preventative efforts to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse, the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, and the planning and execution of community programs.
We urge you to become familiar with the services offered and to participate in our personal health programs published in the borough web site, Plains Talk and town calendar. We are always open to suggestions and willing to answer your questions. Explore more information using the links below.
|Colin O’Reilly, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FCCM||President||12/31/23|
|Dario Fenimore, DDS||Member||12/31/22|
|Charles Joseph, MD||Emeritus|
|Lauren Pallone Martin, MD, FAAP||Member||12/31/23|
|Carlos Perez||Morris County Health Officer|
|Cindy Bella||Public Health Nurse|
|Joan Goddard||Council Liaison||12/31/22|
*Members can be reappointed after term expires.
The Board of Health meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Borough Hall. All meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.