Responding to Emergencies in the Pacific Northwest. Cross-Border Agreements. John Erickson Special Assistant Washington State Department of Health. Objectives. Considerations of federal law governing of state cross-border agreements Summarize existing Canadian/State agreements
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Washington State Department of Health
Are you familiar with the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA)?
This arrangement may be amended (and additional Annexes may be added) by agreement of the signatories.
International Emergency Management Assistance
Memorandum of Understanding
The purpose of this Annex is to address public health issues that arise during a public health emergency.
Do you think such an agreement is necessary?
Julie Gerberding, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)