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The Suffolk County Health Department will be holding a public hearing Tuesday to listen to concerns from the community regarding how the county is distributing health care resources.
James Tomarken, the county health commissioner, will be present to listen to the public’s comments.
Topics of interest include the Vector Control division’s role in managing tick-borne diseases, a proposed new fee policy for county health centers and a proposal to establish a Long Island Commission on aquifer protection.
A general meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. with the public hearing to begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Evans K. Griffing Legislative Auditorium located at 300 Center Drive in Riverhead.
A full agenda will be available online on the county website, according to a department release.