Second Regular Session H.B. 2389
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT
SENATE AMENDMENTS TO H.B. 2389
(Reference to House engrossed bill)
Page 1, between lines 1 and 2, insert:
"Section 1. Title 36, chapter 6, article 9, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 36-791, to read:
36-791. Public health emergency; declaration; notification
The director may declare a public health emergency to address a possible outbreak of an infectious disease that is being spread by the sharing of needles. The director may limit the public health emergency to a specific geographic area in this state. The director shall notify the local health authority in the geographic area in which the public health emergency is declared."
Renumber to conform
Line 6, after "authorization" insert "; declaration of public health emergency; definition"
Line 7, after "A." strike remainder of line
Strike lines 8 through 10
Line 11, strike "and" insert "A qualified entity may"; after "program" insert "in a jurisdiction where a public health emergency has been declared by the director of the department of health services pursuant to section 36‑791 related to an outbreak of an infectious disease that is being spread by the sharing of needles. The program may operate for the duration of the public health emergency unless a county or municipality revokes the authorization under this section of the nonprofit organization that is operating the program"
Page 2, between lines 6 and 7, insert:
"D. A county board of supervisors or a governing body of a municipality may request that the director of the department of health services declare a public health emergency pursuant to section 36‑791 if there is reason to believe that there is an outbreak of an infectious disease that is being spread by the sharing of needles. The request shall include data and justification for the request and may include information from law enforcement, health care institutions and any other relevant source. If the department of health services receives a request to declare a public health emergency pursuant to section 36‑791, the director shall approve or deny the declaration request or request additional information within ten calendar days after the date the declaration request is submitted. If additional information is requested by the director and is provided by the county or municipality, the director shall approve or deny the declaration request within ten calendar days after receiving the additional information. A public health emergency declared pursuant to a request under this subsection may remain in effect for not more than one year after the date the public health emergency is declared. The director may renew the declaration of the public health emergency on the request of the county board of supervisors or the governing body of the municipality that requested the initial declaration.
E. For the purposes of this section, "qualified entity" means any of the following:
1. A county health department.
2. A municipality that operates a program within the boundaries of the municipality.
3. A nonprofit organization that promotes scientifically proven ways of mitigating health risks associated with drug use and has been approved to operate the program by an official action of a local health department, a county board of supervisors or the governing body of a municipality for the operation of a program within the boundaries of the municipality."
Amend title to conform