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(a) Generally. The county council, sitting as the board of health, by resolution, is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and enforce from time to time all needful standards and regulations for the health, safety, welfare and physical requirements of the patients in institutions and for the implementation and enforcement of this chapter, and such rules and regulations may be in addition to, inclusive of and not in conflict with any rules and regulations of the state board of health applicable to such institutions; provided, however, that, before finally adopting or enforcing such regulations or before substantially revising such rules and regulations, the board of health shall give at least fifteen (15) days' notice by publication, circular or otherwise as it may deem appropriate, informing all persons who may be interested in the enforcement of such rules and regulations that the board of health will hear such persons on a certain day named in such notice for the purpose of receiving and considering suggestions before the adoption or revision of such rules.
(b) Publication, etc. After adoption or revision of such regulations, the board may, within a reasonable time thereafter, publish the regulations in such form as it may determine, and make copies of the regulations available to all interested persons at the office of the director. (Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 89-8; 1972 L.M.C., ch. 16, § 13.)