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Legal authorities for isolation and quarantine
  • Published Date:
    October 2014
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.
  • Description:
    Isolation and quarantine -- Quarantinable diseases by Presidential Executive Order -- Federal law -- CDC's role -- State, local, and tribal law -- Enforcement -- Federal quarantine rarely used.

    Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

    • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

    • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

    In addition to serving as medical functions, isolation and quarantine also are “police power” functions, derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society.

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