Model State Emergency Health Powers Act Part 1: Origin and Purpose



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Course Description

This course is provided by North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This presentation by Sarah Pfau, MPH, gives you an overview of the origin and purpose of the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act.                                                                                      

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Target Audience

This course is designed for all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC-CH School of Public Health and are equivalent to graduate level content.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Know who developed the Model Act
  2. Know why the Model Act was developed
  3. Recognize the legislative context in which the Model Act was introduced
  4. Understand the relevance of the Model Act to public health functions

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 6B.2 (Tier 2): Distinguishes prominent events
  2. 2B.6 (Tier 2): Manage public health programs

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

  1. PHPR 1.6 Act within the scope of one's legal authority.
  2. PHPR 3.3 Participate in improving the organization’s capacities.


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