A board is created by the sovereign authority or by municipalities, invested with certain powers and charged with certain duties in relation to the preservation and improvement of the public's health. A local board of health is the policymaking, rule-making and adjudicatory body for public health in the city, county or counties in its jurisdiction. State statutes give boards of health specific powers and duties. Every type of local board may make local public health rules that apply throughout the board’s jurisdiction. Each board has limited authority to set fees for public health services. Each board also influences the day-to-day administration of the local public health agency.