Code Annotated

13.0223 Accuracy and correction of identifiable health information.

(a) The department shall reasonably ensure th…

13.0224 Public health nuisances.

(a) It is unlawful for any person to create,…

13.0225 Administrative searches and inspections to determine existence of a public health nuisance.

(a) Upon consent of the owner, custodian or o…

13.0226 Vaccinations–Vaccination program.

(a) The department may require vaccination of…

13.0227 Testing–examination–screening.

(a) The department may establish and administ…

13.0228 Department agents and inspectors.

The director shall appoint a suitable number…

13.0229 Counseling and referral services program.

(a) The director may establish voluntary, con…

13.0230 Relationships between the department and federal agencies, ASG agencies, public and private sector partners and volunteers.

(a) The director, or his designee, may seek t…

13.0231 Disbursement of moneys.

For the purpose of carrying into effect this…

13.0232 Community health centers.

The department shall administer and supervise…

13.0233 Demonstration projects.

(a) The department may declare one or more co…

13.0234 Development of a public health workforce.

(a) The department may provide voluntary accr…

13.0235 Incentives, evaluations and recognition for public health workforce.

(a) The department may provide a voluntary ac…

13.0236 Maintenance and inspection of food records.

(a) If the director or department personnel h…

13.0237 Immunities.

The director, the department, and department…

13.0238 Severability.

The provisions of this act are severable. If…

13.0239 Civil Enforcement.

The department may maintain a civil action ag…

13.0240 Legal representation of department and/or director.

Legal representation for the department shall…

13.0241 Adoption, amendment and revisions of regulations.

(a) The director shall adopt regulations requ…

13.0301 Short title.

This chapter shall be known as, and may be ci…

13.0302 Purposes.

The purpose of this act is to:(a) Establish t…

13.0303 Definitions.

As used in this act, terms shall have the sam…

13.0304 Mission statement.

(a) It is the policy of American Samoa that i…

13.0305 Director and department powers.

To carry out the purpose of this act, the dir…

13.0306 Response and control of event or occurrence of a public health emergency.

(a) The director and department are authorize…

13.0307 Declaring a public health emergency.

(a) A public health emergency may be declared…

13.0308 Roles and responsibilities.

The department must perform public emergency…

13.0309 Individual rights.

All persons within the department shall seek…

13.0310 Response plan.

A response plan is needed to achieve the purp…

13.0311 Department training, certification and credentialing.

(a) The director and department may identify…

13.0312 Department agreements.

(a) The department may seek to establish work…

13.0313 Data collection.

(a) The department is authorized to collect,…

13.0314 Reporting to detect and track a public health emergency.

A health care provider, hospital, coroner, me…

13.0315 Epidemiologic investigation.

The department may investigate conditions of…

13.0316 Testing, examination and screening.

The department may administer testing, examin…

13.0317 Vaccinations.

The director or department may require vaccin…

13.0318 Collection of laboratory specimens–performance of tests.

During a declared public health emergency, th…

13.0319 Additional emergency powers.

During a declared public health emergency, th…

13.0320 Procurement.

(a) During a declared public health emergency…

13.0321 Property–Civil proceedings.

To the extent practicable and consistent with…

13.0322 Private liability.

(a) During a declared public health emergency…

13.0323 Criminal penalties.

(a) Any person who willfully violates or obst…

13.0324 Severability.

The provisions of this act are severable. If…

13.0325 Conflicting laws.

(a) This act does not restrict any person fro…

13.0326 Adoption, amendment and revisions of regulations.

(a) The director shall adopt regulations, pol…

13.0327 Temporary regulations, rules and procedures during a declared public health emergency.

(a) During any declared public health emergen…

13.0401 Establishment.

A population-based cancer registry is hereby…

13.0402 Cancer registry data and confidentiality.

The Department of Health shall collect, for e…

13.0403 Promulgation of rules.

The Department of Health shall develop rules…

13.0404 Interstate Sharing of Information-Confidentiality.

(a) In order to obtain complete information o…