Washington Statewide Pharmacy – Local Health Jurisdiction Memorandum of Understanding  pdf_icon The purpose of this MOU is to utilize existing pharmacy infrastructure to assist in addressing health and medical needs of an affected population during a Public Health Incident, Emergency or Disaster using coordinated and standardized protocols statewide. The Washington State Department of Health  supports the development of this MOU.


US – Canada Public Health Treaties and Agreements  This draft table summarizes twenty one treaties and agreements applicable to information sharing for public health incidents between and among Canada and the United States. This list was first compiled by U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has been edited and updated by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. This tool is for informational purposes and may not constitute an exhaustive list of all treaties and


State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding  An agreement between States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio,  Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New York, and Wisconsin, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan to provide for the possibility of mutual assistance among the participating jurisdictions in managing any emergency or disaster when the affected jurisdiction or jurisdictions ask for assistance, whether arising from natural disaster, technological hazard, manmade disaster or civil emergency aspects of resources shortages.


British Columbia Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health Governance  An agreement between the federal and provincial governments and BC First Nations  to develop a Health Partnership Accord that will capture the vision of the Parties for a better, more responsive and integrated health system for First Nations in British Columbia


Building Cross Border Links: A Compendium of Canada – US Government Collaboration The Compendium provides a descriptive overview of the main channels of collaboration between Canadian governments (at the federal and provincial levels) and their US counterparts


Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America on Cooperation in Comprehensive Civil Emergency Planning and Management. Agreement to cooperate in respect to responding to both peacetime emergencies stemming from accidents, natural disasters and deliberate acts, and to situations of declared or undeclared hostilities including armed enemy attack


Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Emergency Management Cooperation (2008)


Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement    An arrangement between Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Yukon) with respect to the provision of mutual assistance


United States Public Law Granting the Consent of Congress to the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement


Pacific NorthWest Border Health Alliance Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).   The MOU, executed by the Provinces of  Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the States of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, institutionalizes previously informal cross border working groups to ensure sustainability of the collaborations and provide a framework for further collaborative work, including mutual assistance and inter-agency and interdisciplinary collaboration.


Washington – British Columbia MOU to Share and Protect Health Information to Assure Prompt and Effective Identification of Infectious Disease and Other Public Health Threats.  Guidelines developed by the parties for sharing and protecting health information while respecting the individual state’s/province’s data sharing laws.


Washington – British Columbia MOU with Respect a Collaborative Approach to the use of Available Public Health and Health Services Resources to Prepare for, Respond to and Recover from Public Health Emergencies   The MOU provides for a collaborative approach to resource utilization to respond to surge capacity demands on health systems and health resources efficiently and in a cost effective manner when public health emergencies arise in Washington or British Columbia


Washington-British Columbia MOU  to Provide Mutual Aid through Sharing Public Health Laboratory Services   The MOU facilitates mutual aid and cooperation between the WA and BC public health laboratories during a disease outbreak, food borne contamination or suspected biological or chemical terrorism that spans borders, or requires the expertise or capacity of the either jurisdictions laboratories.


British Columbia-Alberta MOU with Respect to a Collaborative Approach to Use of Available Health Service Resources to Prepare for, Respond to and Recover from Public Health Emergencies    The MOU provides for a collaborative approach to resource utilization to respond to surge capacity demands on health systems and health resources efficiently and in a cost effective manner when public health emergencies arise in British Columbia or Alberta.


International Emergency Management Assistance Compact (IEMAC) Memorandum of Understanding   An arrangement between the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and the Provinces of Québec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.


United States Congress Joint Resolution Giving Consent to the International Emergency Management Assistance Compact


Letter of Intent Between the United States, Mexico and Canada to Assist One Another During a Public Health Emergency A trilateral declaration to assist one another during a public health emergency and to cooperate in the improvement of public health emergency preparedness and response efforts, including health security, border health, epidemiological investigation, laboratory testing and infectious disease control.


Northwest Border Arrangement Between the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Forests and USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest and Northern Regions; National Park Service, Pacific West and Intermountain Regions; Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington and Idaho, State Offices   pdf_iconThe purpose of this 2004 arrangement is to provide a framework under which fire management resources may be exchange to allow for cooperative fire suppression along the  US and British Columbia border.


Emergency Management Assistance Compact: A History and Analysis of the Evolution of National Mutual Aid Policy and Operations  pdf_icon