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Fact Sheet Emergency Legal Preparedness and ResponseMichigan

Summary of Authority & Actions Regarding Public Health Emergencies

March 16, 2015

Overview

Michigan’s Public Health Code provides an array of actions that state and local health officers can use to respond to a public health emergency. This document is intended to assist health officers and their attorneys by identifying potential actions and linking to the applicable law. Though the details of this document apply only in Michigan, the legal provisions likely have similar counterparts in all other states. Lawyers in other states may have developed, or could develop, comparable summaries for their states.