Southeastern Region

The Network is organized into regions. Each region is dedicated to providing an area of the United States with public health law technical assistance and support on a wide range of topics. The Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region serves individuals and organizations within:

  • Alabama
  • American Samoa
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Virginia

If you have a public health legal technical assistance request, contact the Network by e-mail at Ask a Question or call the Southeastern Region at 919-260-4303. Most requests receive a first response within 72 hours. Please indicate if your request is urgent.

Meet the Southeastern Region Leaders.

Southeastern Region State Resources

  • Focused on North Carolina state law, the resource Physician Extenders in North Carolina: Licensure, Duties and Responsibilities answers frequently asked questions regarding the duties and authority of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, including licensing requirements and professional activities. Though the details of the fact sheet apply only in North Carolina, the legal provisions addressed in this document likely have similar counterparts in all other states. Read for more information.
  • Increased utilization of dental hygienists may help improve access to care, particularly among underserved populations. The fact sheet, Independent Practice of Dental Hygienists in North Carolina, provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the ability of dental hygienists to practice outside the presence of a dentist in certain circumstances in North Carolina. Though the details of the fact sheet apply only in North Carolina, the legal provisions addressed in this document likely have similar counterparts in other states.

About the Southeastern Region

Located jointly at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the National Health Law Program, the Southeastern Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for the Network for Public Health Law on:

Though the Southeastern Region takes the lead on these topics, please contact your region for legal technical assistance and support on any of the public health law topics. Your region will connect you with the appropriate expert based on your request.