Public health law examines the authority of the government at various jurisdictional levels to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms. Local and state health agencies are the first line of preparedness for infectious disease pandemics and other threats to the health of the public. Their success hinges on many factors, including, their "legal preparedness," that is, their understanding of and capacity to use, laws and legal authorities that support effective response. Those legal authorities are complex and involve laws at the federal, state, local, and Tribal levels. Further, they are found in multiple sectors, including not only the public health sector but also such sectors as emergency management, health care, law enforcement, education, and transportation.
Oregon Revised Statutes
Related Oregon Revised Statutes
Oregon Administrative Rule
Division 3: Public Health Preparedness
- Impending Public Health Crisis
- Emergency Health Care Services