11.0104 ASHPDA dual role – American Samoa Plan for health.

The ASHPDA performs a dual role in the territory: that of planning, and resources development. The American Samoa Plan for Health, developed in cooperation with the American Samoa health coordinating council, is the principal means of expression of the health care needs of the territory and, when approved by the Governor, becomes a statement of territorial health policy. As a resource allocator, the ASHPDA empts to ensure that resources developed within the territory and flowing into the territory support and are consistent with local needs as expressed in the plan for health and annual implementation plan, and to provide timely technical assistance to potential applicants for federal funds, so as to minimize the likelihood of a completed application being disapproved, either by the ASHPDA or the funding agency.

History: Rule 9-80, eff 18 Jun 80, ASHPDA Pro, and Crit. § 1(0).