Domain 12 - Governance

Standard 12.2

Provide information to the governing entity regarding public health and the official responsibilities of the health department and of the governing entity.

The governing entity is the point of accountability for the health department. The governing entity is accountable for the health department achieving its mission, goals, and objectives to protect and preserve the health of the population within its jurisdiction. This standard addresses the health department’s capacity for keeping the governing entity knowledgeable of the department’s overall legal authority, obligations, and responsibilities, and on the governing entity’s supporting role.


This Standard does not yet have any examples submitted. If your state health agency has identified high-quality documentation that conforms to this Measure, 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 ASTHO staff will review submissions on a rolling basis and contact you if your document is selected for posting.

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