Section 22-3-6

County health officers - Salary.

The salary of the county health officer shall be fixed by the appropriate merit system, and shall be payable from funds available to the county for this purpose; provided, that in those counties in which a budget has been provided and agreed upon by the state, county or other contributing agencies, it may be paid out of said budget, by or under the direction of the State Board of Health, as other claims are paid out of said budget.

(Code 1907, §707; Acts 1919, No. 658, p. 909; Code 1923, §1059; Acts 1927, No. 640, p. 774; Code 1940, T. 22, §15.)