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Isolation, Quarantine, and Treatment Flowchart

Probable cause exists that a person or group of people is affected with a communicable disease or carriers of a communicable disease likely to cause death or seriously impair the health of others. D.C. Official Code § 7-133(a).
DC Health Director authorized to issue order directing removal of person for isolation, quarantine, or treatment that specifies location of detention (if for a group, order must specify bounds of area subject to order). D.C. Official Code § 7-133(a)(c).
Order executed by MPD or designated District employee, who provides the affected person(s) with notice of the order’s contents and a copy of the order. D.C. Official Code § 7-133(b).
Order expires 24 hours after issuance and individual is released. D.C. Official Code § 7-134(a).
Order continued by Superior Court judge if probable cause found that individual is likely to cause death or serious harm to others. D.C. Official Code § 7-134(a).
Detained individual may petition for a discharge hearing. D.C. Official Code § 7-134(b).

Medical Examination Flowchart

Individual is detained under D.C. Official Code § 7-131 and 22B DCMR § 210.8.
DC Health orders examination by appropriate medical personnel (22B DCMR § 210.4) or submission of specimens by individual to determine whether individual is affected with a communicable disease (22B DCMR § 210.5).
If individual refuses to submit to medical examination, DC Health Director may issue a Removal and Detention Order. 22B DCMR § 210.8.
Exam diagnosis must be signed in writing by examining physician and copy given to detained person and person in charge of location where individual is detained. D.C. Official Code § 7-135(a).
Individual must be immediately discharged if found not to be affected by communicable disease. D.C. Official Code § 7-135(a).
Individual may be detained for as long as necessary to protect public health if found to be affected by communicable disease. D.C. Official Code § 7-135(b).
Individual may petition Superior Court at any time for a discharge hearing. D.C. Official Code § 7-135(b).
Counsel will be appointed if individual cannot afford counsel. D.C. Official Code § 7-135(b).

Declaration of Public Emergency Flowchart

Mayor Issues Emergency Executive Order Declaring Public Emergency Standard: reasonable apprehension of existence of public emergency and need for immediate preservation of public peace, health, safety, and welfare. D.C. Official Code § 7-2304(a).
Contents of Order 1) Nature, extent and severity of emergency 2) Measures needed to relieve emergency 3) Specific requirements of order and to whom the order applies 4) Duration of order D.C. Official Code § 7-2304(a).
Publication of Order Order must be published in D.C. Register, two general circulation daily newspapers, and posted in public places as soon as practicable given the nature of the emergency. D.C. Official Code § 7-2306(d).
Powers Given To Mayor • Expend funds • Implement response plans without regard to normal procedures • Evacuate people • Disconnect utilities • Destroy or remove property • Control and allocate resources • Institute curfews • Alter business hours • Expand governmental units • Procure supplies and personnel • Request federal disaster assistance • Prevent harmful consequences of disaster • Detain persons affected with a communicable disease if probable cause that they are a danger to public health D.C. Official Code § 7-2304(b)
Duration and Extension of Order Lasts 15 days and may be extended for 15 additional days upon approval of D.C. Council D.C. Official Code § 7-2306

Declaration of Public Health Emergency Flowchart

Mayor Issues Emergency Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency AFTER Declaration of a Public Emergency Standard: reasonable cause to believe there is imminent hazard or actual occurrence of large number of deaths, large number of serious or long-term health disabilities, widespread exposure to infectious or toxic agent, use or detonation of a weapon of mass destruction, or other emergency events that create an acute and immediate need for volunteer health practitioners. D.C. Official Code § 7-2304.01(a).
Contents of Order 1) Existence, nature, extent and severity of public health emergency 2) Geographic area subject to declaration 3) Conditions that brought about public health emergency, if known 4) Measures needed to relieve public health emergency 5) Specific requirements of order and to whom the order applies 6) Duration of order D.C. Official Code § 7-2304.01(c).
Publication of Order Order must be published in D.C. Register, two general circulation daily newspapers, and posted in public places as soon as practicable given the nature of the public health emergency. D.C. Official Code § 7-2306(d).
Powers Given To Mayor Mayor may appoint healthcare providers who become temporary agents of the District for duration of public health emergency and perform without compensation, without liability (except gross negligence), and without regard to licensure, permits and fees otherwise required under District law. D.C. Official Code § 7-2304.01(d).
Duration and Extension of Order Lasts 15 days and may be extended for 15 additional days upon approval of D.C. Council. D.C. Official Code § 7-2306.

Federal Public Health Orders And Interstate Travel, Part 70 Flowchart

Federal Public Health Orders And Foreign Travel, Part 71 Flowchart

Inspection and Condemnation Flowchart

Inspection and Condemnation (click to download)



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