North Carolina Communicable Disease Control Law

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Length: 50 minutes
Description:This training module, which is divided into two parts, gives the viewer an introduction to communicable disease law in North Carolina. The first part provides an overview of public health's legal authority in NC to control communicable diseases, and the legal issues surrounding the detection and investigation of communicable diseases. The second part focuses on communicable disease control measures.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Jill Moore, MPH, JD

NCIPH Reviewer:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, MCHES

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Jill Moore, MPH, JD

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
2C9. Ensures implementation of policies, programs, and services is consistent with laws and regulations (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 3: Recommend, monitor, and analyze mitigation actions
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.6. Act within the scope of one's legal authority.

References

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CDC

Articles, Bulletins, and Summaries of North Carolina Law

Blog Posts

  • Jill D. Moore, Keeping the Public Informed About Communicable Disease, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (May 26, 2015). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=8114.
  • Jill D. Moore, Delegating Local Health Director Legal Powers and Duties, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (March 30, 2015). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=8051.
  • Jill D. Moore, May Unimmunized Children be Excluded from School in North Carolina?, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (January 30, 2015). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=7983.
  • Jill D. Moore, Ebola and the Law of Isolation and Quarantine in North Carolina, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (October 31, 2014). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=7898.
  • Jill D. Moore, How Does North Carolina Law Address Outbreaks of Communicable Disease?, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (September 29, 2014). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=7868.
  • Jill D. Moore, Blood Exposures and Communicable Disease Law, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (April 7, 2010). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=2183.
  • Jill D. Moore, Controlling H1N1 Flu in North Carolina, Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog (September 1, 2009). At http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=600.

Federal Laws

United States Code (USC)

- Title 42 (The Public Health and Welfare), Part G (Quarantine & Inspection)

  • 42 U.S.C. § 264 Regulations to control communicable diseases

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

- Title 29 (Labor), Part 1910 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards)

  • 29 CFR 1910.1030

- Title 42 (Public Health), Part 70 (Interstate Quarantine)

  • 42 CFR 70

- Title 42 (Public Health), Part 71 (Foreign Quarantine)

  • 42 CFR 71

Presidential Executive Order

- Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases

  • EO 13295 (2003)
  • EO 13375 (2005)
  • EO 13674 (2014)

North Carolina Laws

N.C. General Statutes (G.S.)

- G.S. Chapter 130A, Article 1- Definitions, General Provisions, and Remedies (Selected Provisions)

  • G.S. 130A-2 Definitions.
  • G.S. 130A-5 Duties of the Secretary [of Health and Human Services].
  • G.S. 130A-6 Delegation of authority.
  • G.S. 130A-12 Confidentiality of records.
  • G.S. 130A-15 Access to information.
  • G.S. 130A-18 Injunction.
  • G.S. 130A-25 Misdemeanor.

- G.S. Chapter 130A, Article 6 - Communicable Diseases.

   Part 1. In General

  • G.S. 130A-134 Reportable diseases and conditions.
  • G.S. 130A-135 Physicians to report.
  • G.S. 130A-136 School principals and child care operators to report.
  • G.S. 130A-137 Medical facilities may report.
  • G.S. 130A-138 Operators of restaurants and other food or drink establishments to report.
  • G.S. 130A-139 Persons in charge of laboratories to report.
  • G.S. 130A-140 Local health directors to report.
  • G.S. 130A-141 Form, content, and timing of reports.
  • G.S. 130A-141.1 Temporary order to report.
  • G.S. 130A-142 Immunity of persons who report.
  • G.S. 130A-143 Confidentiality of records.
  • G.S. 130A-144 Investigation and control measures.
  • G.S. 130A-145 Quarantine and isolation authority.
  • G.S. 130A-146 Transportation of bodies of persons who have died of reportable diseases.
  • G.S. 130A-147 Rules of the Commission.
  • G.S. 130A-148 Laboratory tests for AIDS virus infection.

   Part 1A. Healthcare-Associated Infections.

  • G.S. 130A-150 Statewide surveillance and reporting system.

   Part 2. Immunization.

  • G.S. 130A-152 Immunization required.
  • G.S. 130A-153 Obtaining immunization; reporting by local health departments; access to immunization information in patient records; immunization of minors.
  • G.S. 130A-154 Certificate of immunization.
  • G.S. 130A-155 Submission of certificate to child care facility, preschool and school authorities; record maintenance; reporting.
  • G.S. 130A-155.1 Submission of certificate to college or universities.
  • G.S. 130A-156 Medical exemption.
  • G.S. 130A-157 Religious exemption.

- G.S. Chapter 130A, Article 22 - A Terrorist Incident Using Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical Agents.

  • G.S. 130A-475 Suspected terrorist attack.
  • G.S. 130A-476 Access to health information.
  • G.S. 130A-477 Abatement of public health threat.
  • G.S. 130A-478 Tort liability.
  • G.S. 130A-479 Biological agents registry; rules; penalties.
  • G.S. 130A-480 Emergency department data reporting.
  • G.S. 130A-481 Food defense.
  • G.S. 130A-485 Vaccination program established; definitions.

North Carolina Administrative Code (N.C.A.C.)

- N.C.A.C. Title 10A, Chapter 41 (Epidemiology), Subchapter A (Communicable Disease Control)

   Section .0100 Reporting of Communicable Diseases

  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0101 Reportable Diseases and Condition
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0102 Method of Reporting
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0103 Duties of Local Health Director: Report Communicable Diseases
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0104 Release of Communicable Disease Records: Research Purposes
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0105 Hospital Emergency Department Data Reporting
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0106 Reporting of Health-Care Associated Infections

   Section .0200 Communicable Disease Control Measures

  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0201 Control Measures - General
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0202 Control Measures - HIV
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0203 Control Measures - Hepatitis B
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0204 Control Measures - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0205 Control Measures - Tuberculosis
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0206 Infection Prevention - Health Care Settings
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0207 HIV and Hepatitis B Infected Health Care Workers
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0208 Control Measures - Smallpox; Vaccinia Disease
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0209 Laboratory Testing
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0210 Duties of Attending Physician
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0211 Duties of Other Persons
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0212 Handling and Transportation of Bodies
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0213 Control Measures - SARS
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0214 Control Measures - Hepatitis C

   Section .0300 Special Control Measures

  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0301 Definitions
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0302 Sale of Turtles Restricted
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0303 Recording the Sales of Birds

   Section .0400 Immunization

  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0401 Dosage and Age Requirements for Immunization
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0402 Approved Vaccine Preparations
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0403 Non-Religious Personal Belief No Exemption
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0404 Medical Exemptions from Immunization
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0405 Exemption for Clinical Studies
  • 10A N.C.A.C. 41A .0406 Access to Immunization Information
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