COVID-19 FAQs for Michigan Local Health DepartmentsFAQMichiganMid-States RegionPublic Health Advocacy and Decision-MakingPublic Health Authority
In addressing questions regarding executive decision-making, we use the following general approach. Michigan’s Public Health Code grants public health officials considerable discretion to protect the public against communicable disease and environmental health threats. To exercise their broad grant of authority, the executive must ask three key questions: Can I? Must I? Should I?