Washington State Department of Health. (n.d.). Legal and Regulatory Framework for Emergency Public Health Medical Response. (Accessed 3/26/2020.)
This document outlines the authorities of local health officers, the State Board of Health, the state health officer, and the governor during an emergency. It also addresses state liability protections for providers, volunteers, and facilities during emergencies; the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act; federal emergency management authorities; and emergency credentialing and licensure verification. It concludes with questions and answers on regulatory flexibilities during medical surge incidents.