Response to public health emergencies on tribal lands poses a unique challenge for state and tribal public health officials. The complexity and intensely situation-specific nature of federal Indian jurisprudence leaves considerable question as to which government entity, state or tribal, has jurisdiction on tribal lands to undertake basic emergency measures such as closure of public spaces, quarantine, compulsory medical examination, and investigation.
Barnard, Justin B.
"Responding to Public Health Emergencies on Tribal Lands: Jurisdictional Challenges and Practical Solutions,"
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics: Vol. 15
, Article 1.
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