An Overview of Legal Considerations in Assessing Multi-jurisdictional Sharing of Public Health Laboratory Testing Services

This report is for public health departments that have public health laboratories and explores potential legal issues related to sharing testing services with other jurisdictions.

Available online (pdf): http://www.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/APHL_Conference_LEI_Report_508.pdf

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

  • Legal Issues: The report discusses generally relevant federal and state law considerations related to sharing testing services, including compatibility/conflict of shared testing agreements with laws and/or other legal agreements.
  • Preparedness / Emergency Response: The report addresses role/complications of shared testing services during emergency responses.
  • Research and Evaluation: The report provides an overview of generally relevant federal and state law considerations related to sharing testing services.
  • Surveillance / Data Sharing: The report discusses possible federal/state privacy law obstacles to sharing testing services.

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

  • Legal Issues/ Phase Two: The report discusses generally relevant federal and state law considerations related to sharing testing services, including compatibility/conflict of shared testing agreements with laws and/or other legal agreements.
  • Logistical Issues / Phase Two: The report provides an overview of generally relevant federal and state law considerations related to sharing testing services.
  • Implementation and Management / Phase Three: The report discusses generally relevant federal and state law considerations related to sharing testing services.

 

Berkery, M., Penn, M., & Moulton, A. (2012). An Overview of Legal Considerations in Assessing Multi-jurisdictional Sharing of Public Health Laboratory Testing Services. Atlanta GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.