Login Event Calendar Careers About NACCHO Contact Us Site Map

Return to Toolbox Main.

Identifying Legal and Administrative Authority


All-Hazards response plans for local health departments should provide a description of the legal and administrative authority under which they would respond to an emergency requiring a public health response.

This document from Pima County Health Department comprehensively describes this authority and includes citations of applicable statutes and administrative rules governing the plan’s creation and use. 

This document was submitted as evidence for Measure 1 of a Project Public Health Ready application in 2010 and can be used as an example for current applicants.



PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Project Public Health Ready


750,000 - 999,999

Institutional Author:

Pima County Health Department, AZ





The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.