Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.530 - Authority of local health administrator in emergency.

(1) The local public health administrator may take any action which the Department of Human Services or its director could have taken, if an emergency endangering the public health occurs within the jurisdiction of any local public health administrator and:

(a) The circumstances of the emergency are such that the department or its director cannot take action in time to meet the emergency; and

(b) Delay in taking action to meet the emergency will increase the hazard to public health.

(2) Any local public health administrator who acts under subsection (1) of this section shall report the facts constituting the emergency and any action taken under the authority granted by subsection (1) of this section to the Director of Human Services by the fastest possible means. [1973 c.829 §9; 1977 c.582 §31]

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