Laws and Regulations for the Medical Examination of Aliens

The Department of Health and Human Services has regulatory authority to promulgate regulations that establish requirements for the medical examination of aliens (immigrants, refugees, asylees, and parolees) before they may be admitted into the United States. Under this authority, the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine administers the regulations which include the health-related conditions that make aliens ineligible for entry into the United States.

The legal foundation for this authority is found in Title 8: Aliens and Nationality and Title 42: The Public Health and Welfare of the U.S. Code (USC), and relevant supporting regulations at Title 42 Public Health in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Title 8 of the U.S. Code: Aliens and Nationality

Title 42 of the U.S. Code: The Public Health and Welfare

Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations: Public Health