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The federal legal framework for all-hazards emergency preparedness and response includes laws, regulations, and executive orders. State legislatures also enact statutes and authorize regulations which create and empower state public health departments, emergency management, and other public safety agencies to plan for all-hazard emergencies.

The selected authorities listed on this site provide a brief overview of some of the laws that may apply to older adults, public health, and preparedness and response activities. Individual organizations and entities should consult their legal counsel for specific guidance regarding any legal issue that may arise in that jurisdiction.

For general legal information about emergency preparedness, visit:
 - Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.


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