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Public healthDefinitions.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1497-S2.SL) ***
The definitions in this section apply throughout *sections 60 through 65 of this act unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Core public health functions of statewide significance" or "public health functions" means health services that:
(a) Address: Communicable disease prevention and response; preparation for, and response to, public health emergencies caused by pandemic disease, earthquake, flood, or terrorism; prevention and management of chronic diseases and disabilities; promotion of healthy families and the development of children; assessment of local health conditions, risks, and trends, and evaluation of the effectiveness of intervention efforts; and environmental health concerns;
(b) Promote uniformity in the public health activities conducted by all local health jurisdictions in the public health system, increase the overall strength of the public health system, or apply to broad public health efforts; and
(c) If left neglected or inadequately addressed, are reasonably likely to have a significant adverse impact on counties beyond the borders of the local health jurisdiction.
(2) "Local health jurisdiction" or "jurisdiction" means a county board of health organized under chapter 70.05 RCW, a health district organized under chapter 70.46 RCW, or a combined city and county health department organized under chapter 70.08 RCW.


*Reviser's note: "Sections 60 through 65 of this act" include this section, RCW 43.70.512, 43.70.516, 43.70.518, and 43.70.522, and the 2007 c 259 amendments to RCW 43.70.520. RCW 43.70.518 was repealed by 2009 c 518 § 10.
SeverabilitySubheadings not law2007 c 259: See notes following RCW 41.05.033.
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