Resource Library

Public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters, are issues that every community faces. To address these threats, it is critical for all jurisdictions to understand how law can be used to enhance public health preparedness, as well as improve collaboration and coordination across jurisdictions. This Resource Library is designed to provide relevant resources to Tribal Nations seeking to enhance their legal preparedness capacity. While most resources have a Tribal focus, some resources are included that are generally applicable to legal preparedness for public health emergencies and natural disasters.


Sample Plans, Codes, Compacts, Regulations, and Agreements

Eastern Band of Cherokee Nations Code

(Municipal Code Corporation)

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Code

(Municipal Code Corporation)

Indian Health Service All Hazard Emergency Operations Plan

Indian Health Service All Hazard Emergency Operations Plan provides general policy, guidance, and requirements for the development of emergency operation plans by Division of Indian Health field facilities in local or national disasters. 

Jamestown S’Kilallam Tribe - Hazard Mitigation Plan

(January 10, 2011)

Jamestown S’Kilallam Tribe - Public Health and Safety Code

(June 6, 2012)

Mohegan Tribe Code

(Municipal Code Corporation)

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project is a cooperative effort among the University of  Oklahoma Law Center, the National Indian Law Library, and Native American Tribes providing access to the Tribal Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other Tribal legal documents.

Olympic Regional Tribal-Public Health Collaboration and Mutual Aid Agreement

Olympic Regional Tribal-Public Health Collaboration and Mutual Aid Agreement is made and entered into by the signatory Health Department or signatory Health District, or signatory County within the State of Washington that operates a public health department or division within its county government, (“Party HD”), and the signatory Tribal Government(s) (“Party TG”), individually with all other signatory Party HDs and Party TGs legally joining the Agreement.

Region 2/4 Northeast Health District and Cherokee Nation Memorandum of Understanding for Medical Countermeasures Deployment

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was established between Region 2/4 Northeast Health District and Cherokee Nation for the purpose of responding effectively to any disaster or catastrophic public health emergency within the Region. Through this MOU, the Cherokee Nation has become the regional warehouse for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Under the MOU, the Cherokee Nations is responsible for the security, transportation, delivery, and distribution of SNS assets in the Northeast Oklahoma region.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Code

(Municipal Code Corporation)

Tribal Court Clearinghouse Tribal Laws/Codes

This website provides links to Tribal codes that are provided by the Tribes themselves or through the Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project and the National Indian Law Library; downloadable Tribal Law and Policy Institute codes resources are also available.

Tribal Law Exchange

This website is a searchable collection of legal materials related to American Indian Tribal justice systems. The library contains Tribal case law, constitutions, and codes, and charters, as well as federal and state statues and case law affecting individual Indians and Tribal governments.

 

 

The contents of this website have not been formally disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ChangeLab Solutions, and the Center for Public Health Practice. The contents should not be construed to represent any agency/organization determination or policy. These website materials are for instructional use only and are not intended as a substitute for professional legal or other advice. While every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of these materials, legal authorities and requirements may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and change over time. Always seek the advice of an attorney or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a legal matter.