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Table Emergency Legal Preparedness and Response

Emergency Declaration Authorities

July 2, 2015

Overview

This table provides state statutory and regulatory authorities for emergency declarations in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

The authority to declare an emergency can vary across states, tribal governments and localities. A declaration can determine the legal and operational resources available to respond to an emergency and has implications for governments.

This table provides state statutory and regulatory authorities for emergency declarations in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. It includes emergency declarations, public health emergency declarations, and other types of declarations that may relate to the public’s health.

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