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 *If you are having difficulty accessing any of the  authorities of local health officer documents below, please contact CDPH at or at 916-440-7593Skip to main content to request this information in an alternate format*

Health Officer Practice Guide For Communicable Disease Control in California 2013 (PDF)

Guidelines for Implementation of the Citation and Fine Program (PDF)

Medical and Health Operational Area Coordination (MHOAC) Program Guide (PDF)

Authority and Responsibility of Local Health Officers in Emergencies and Disasters (PDF) (1998 Version, updated version under development)

Other Resources

Air-Borne Emergency Response Procedure (PDF)

ASTHO, NACCHO and AHCJ Guidance on the Release of Information Concerning Deaths, Epidemics or Emerging Diseases (PDF)

California Mental/Behavioral Health Disaster Framework (December 2012)

California Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project

California Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual (PDF) (July 2011) 

Cal/OSHA's Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standards and Local Health Departments (PDF)

City Resolution Consenting to the Enforcement of all Health Laws by County Health Officer (PDF)

Communication and Response to a Communicable Disease Outbreak within CDCR Adult Institutions; Cover Letter (PDF) and Guidelines (PDF)

County to County Agreements for Temporary Health Officer Coverage (PDF)

Deputy Health Officer Notice of Appointment Examples (PDF)

Epidemics and the California Courts (PDF)  and Appendices

Health Officer Declaration of Emergency - Sacramento County (PDF)

Health Officer Declaration of Emergency - Siskiyou County (PDF)

Mandatory or Recommended Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Workers

Meaningful Use and Health Information Exchange Resources

Mutual Aid Network Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)

Prenatal Care Providers Letter Template (Word)

Prenatal TDAP Immunizations & Prenatal Care Providers Memo (PDF)

Rabies Policy and Procedures (PDF) (Mono County, August 2011)

School ADA Reimbursement for Disease Epidemics  

Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials (PDF) (Revised May 2016)

**Please note: CCLHO is currently in the process of converting the above documents to ADA web accessible formats ** ​​

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