Legal Frameworks Supporting Public Health Department Accreditation: Lessons Learned From 10 States

The existence of different types of accreditation legal frameworks, embedded in complex and varying state legal infrastructures and political environments, raises important legal implications for the national voluntary accreditation program. This article documents the legal framework supporting accreditation in 10 states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Available online: http://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Fulltext/2012/01000/Legal_Frameworks_Supporting_Public_Health.18.aspx

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  • : Using a case studies, this article documents the legal framework supporting accreditation in 10 states.

 
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  • Legal Issues/ Phase Two: This article addresses the legal implications the complex state legal structures and political environments may have on the national voluntary accreditation program.

 

Matthews, G., Markiewicz, M., & Beitsch, L. (2012). Legal Frameworks Supporting Public Health Department Accreditation: Lessons Learned From 10 States. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 18(1), E8-E16.