Chapter 02 - American Samoa Public Health Act

13.0201 Short title.

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

13.0202 Purposes.

The purpose of this act is to:(a) Identify an…

13.0203 Definitions.

As used in this act, these terms shall be def…

13.0204 Mission statement.

(a) It is the policy of the department that t…

13.0205 Public health infrastructure.

(a) A strong public health infrastructure is…

13.0206 Public health department powers.

(a) The department shall have general charge,…

13.0207 Guiding principles for director and department.

(a) In carrying out the director and departme…

13.0208 Public health planning and priority setting.

(a) To promote the availability of essential…

13.0209 Declaration of reportable diseases or conditions.

(a) The director, or his designee, shall esta…

13.0210 Reporting requirement for reportable diseases or conditions.

(a) Every health care provider, physician, ph…

13.0211 Penalty for failure to report required disease or condition.

(a) Any health care provider, physician, phar…

13.0212 Inspection and investigation of communicable disease or condition of public health importance.

Upon a complaint made or upon reasonable beli…

13.0213 Epidemiologic investigation.

(a) The department may investigate conditions…

13.0214 Compulsory medical treatment.

The department is authorized to compel any in…

13.0215 Quarantine and isolation.

(a) The director, or his designee, may order…

13.0216 Health information system—statistics–surveillance activities– sources of information.

(a) The department shall administer a health…

13.0217 Acquisition of identifiable health information.

(a) Identifiable health information shall not…

13.0218 Use of identifiable health information.

(a) Identifiable health information shall be…

13.0219 Disclosure of identifiable health information.

(a) Identifiable health information is not pu…

13.0220 Security safeguards for identifiable health information.

(a) When the department receives any identifi…

13.0221 Individual access to identifiable health information.

(a) Within fourteen days of the receipt of a…

13.0222 Denial of request by department.

(a) The department may deny a requestor the o…

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…