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North Carolina Public Health Law

Legal Information by Topic

Animal Control

This link will take you to a website containing  articles, outlines, FAQs, and other information about animal control law.

Communicable Disease Control

Topics include bloodborne pathogen exposures, immunization law, and isolation and quarantine.

Consolidated Human Services Agencies

This link will take you to SOG-developed information about consolidated human services agencies in North Carolina, as well as a repository of resolutions and resources from counties that have undergone consolidation since 2012. 

Environmental Health

Topics include regulatory reform, public health remedies, and environmental health specialist liability.

HIPAA and Medical Confidentiality

This link will take you to articles, outlines, FAQs, and other information about the HIPAA privacy rule and North Carolina medical confidentiality laws.

Immigrant Health

Topics include immigrants' eligibility for local health department services and the legal duty to provide language assistance to limited-English proficient persons.

Medical Treatment of Minors

Topics include consent for minors' medical treatment and confidentiality of minors' medical information.

NC Public Health System

Topics include the mission and history of North Carolina's public health system, types of local public health agencies in the state, and the powers and duties of local boards of health and local health directors.

NC Public Health Legislation

This link will take you to annual summaries of significant public health legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Public Health Remedies

This is the link for information about the legal tools that may be used to enforce North Carolina public health laws.

Smoking Regulation

Topics include North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants and bar law, and North Carolina local governments' authority to regulate smoking in public places.