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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Legal Authorities, Policies and Strategies

HHS relies on a variety of legal authorities and policies to promote a rapid, coordinated, and effective response to public health emergencies. Find out about legal authorities, policies, and guidance that can contribute to effective planning and response to public health emergencies.


​Legal Authorities
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​Amendments to the Public
Health Service Act





• 21st Century Cures Act of 2016





Emergency Declarations
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Policies, Strategies & Directives


 


Natioanl Strategies and Plans






Threat Specific




HIPPA in Disasters


                 

  • This page last reviewed: September 20, 2021