Domain 12 - Governance

Standard 12.1

Maintain current operational definitions and statements of public health roles, responsibilities, and authorities.

A health department operates with specific authorities to protect and preserve the health of the population within its jurisdiction. These authorities may be set forth in state statute, rules and regulation, local ordinances, administrative code, charters, or resolutions. Authorities may be regulatory and/or programmatic. This standard assures that the health department understands its authority, roles, and responsibilities and that of its governing entity, that such authority is put into practice, and that the governing entity is informed and engaged.

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This Standard does not yet have any examples submitted. If your state health agency has identified high-quality documentation that conforms to these Measures, please consider submitting for inclusion in the Accreditation Library. 

To submit example documentation, please download and complete the Submission Form, and forward, along with the documentation to accreditation@astho.org. ASTHO staff will review submissions on a rolling basis and contact you if your document is selected for posting.

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