Chapter 03 - American Samoa Emergency Health Powers Act

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…