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The Act allows the Governor to declare a state of emergency in the event of a terrorist attack with biological weapons or other public health emergency. Such a declaration would trigger a comprehensive response plan, to be developed by the Division of Public Health of the Department of Human Resources for containing the spread of disease. The Act provides for due process procedures in the event of any quarantine or vaccination program. It also authorizes the Commissioners of Agriculture and of the Department of Human Resources to mandate the reporting of certain diseases or unusual illnesses.

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