Legal Issues Concerning Identifiable Health Data Sharing Between State/Local Public Health Authorities and Tribal Epidemiology Centers in Selected U.S. Jurisdictions

This article reviews the state-specific laws in seven selected states which authorize or limit the sharing of identifiable public health data between state public health authorities and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) for lawful public health activities conducted by TECs. It addresses potential legal and policy privacy issues and solutions related to data-sharing practices.

Available online (pdf): http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cste.org/resource/resmgr/PDFs/LegalIssuesTribalJuris.pdf

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Communications: The article discusses improving communication of identifiable public health data between state/local public health authorities and TECs.
  • Legal Issues: The article reviews laws of seven selected states regarding sharing of identifiable public health data between state public health authorities and TECs, with a particular focus on privacy issues.
  • Surveillance / Data Sharing: The article discusses extensive limitations reported by tribal authorities concerning sharing public health data with state or local public health authorities.
  • Tribal Issues: The article discusses extensive limitations reported by tribal authorities concerning sharing public health data with state or local public health authorities and makes recommendations.

 
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • Legal Issues/ Phase Two: The article reviews laws of seven selected states regarding sharing of identifiable public health data between state public health authorities and TECs, with a particular focus on privacy issues.
  • Communications / Phase Two: The article discusses improving communication of identifiable public health data between state/local public health authorities and TECs.
  • Implementation and Management / Phase Three: This article reviews the state-specific laws in seven selected states which authorize or limit the sharing of identifiable public health data between state public health authorities and TECs for lawful public health activities conducted by TECs.
  • Communications and Change Management / Phase Three: This article discusses improving communication of identifiable public health data between state/local public health authorities and TECs.

 

Hodge, J. G., Kaufman, T., & Jaques, C. (2011). Legal Issues Concerning Identifiable Health Data Sharing Between State/Local Public Health Authorities and Tribal Epidemiology Centers. Atlanta, GA: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.