13.0302 Purposes.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0302]

The purpose of this act is to:

(a) Establish the parameters and authority of the Department of Health and of the director to develop and implement a comprehensive response to events or occurrences of potential or actual public health emergencies through formal declarations and triggering of special public health powers during an event or occurrence of a public health emergency;

(b) Promote and build strong relationships between the department and federal and ASG agencies, public and private sector partners, volunteers, and any other person or entity regarding a response to a potential or actual public health emergency;

(c) Promote cooperation and formal collaborative agreements between the department and federal and ASG agencies, public and private sector partners, volunteers, and any other person or entity regarding a response to a potential or actual public health emergency;

(d) Address privacy and security issues arising from any response of the Department to events or occurrences of potential or actual public health emergencies.

History: 2007, PL 30-11.