Government Health Powers Act

Know the facts. Know your rights.


NOTE: The following set of topics, documents and pages contains historical, and sometimes still current items, from when this set of pages was first created in the aftermath of 9/11. Various pages have been altered or updated several times in subsequent years, including during the Swine Flu crisis. 

HISTORY: In October 2001, the "Model State Emergency Health Powers Act" was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The agency had been working on this proposal for at least three years. With Americans in crisis mode after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, it was released in late October. A revised version was released in December. States were encouraged to pass the model legislation in their state. Nearly 40 states introduced it as legisalation and 20 states passed it in part or in whole. As America deals with the coronavirus crisis, the following history and documentation may prove to be important background information. - Editor, April 2020


Overview - Vaccination, Quarantine, Health Powers

Declarations, Quarantine & Isolation

Know Your Rights - State Emergency Health Powers Acts

50 States - Find Your State Government Health Powers Law

Health Care Rationing Imposed

Government Health Surveillance

Know the Facts - Flu Viruses and Vaccines

U.S. Code

Minnesota Laws & Documents

MN Facts and Rights - Back Side



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OPPOSE Biden Health Care Anti-Discrimination Proposal 

OPPOSE Biden Health Care Anti-Discrimination Proposal 

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Checkboxes, Ebola, and Embedding the EHR

Checkboxes, Ebola, and Embedding the EHR

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State Emergency Health Powers

State Emergency Health Powers

On October 23, 2001, less than two months after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the proposed Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA). The proposal was finalized in December 2001. It authorized state health officials and their designees to take control of people, property, health care, communications and more in a public health emergency. State legislatures debated it in 2002. Nearly 40 introduced it and 20 states passed some version of it. Most of the public is not aware of these police powers..  For more information go to

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Are You Ready for Ebola?

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National Biosurveillance Bill Will Collect & Share Health Information Without Consent

National Biosurveillance Bill Will Collect & Share Health Information Without Consent

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MN Health Powers Act Passes: Authorizes Health Officials to Detain Persons without a Court Order - any day, all year long

Although several citizen organizations testified multiple times against the provision, the MN Department of Health received authority to quarantine individuals and groups suspected of having a communicable or potentially communicable disease without a court order - 365 days a year.

MN Public Loses Rights in Health Powers Conference Committee

FIRST RIGHT: The first right to go was the right of the public to testify on the proposed legislation. Rep. Richard Mulder (R-Ivanhoe), chair of the committee and author of the bill (HF 3031), began the third hearing of the Conference Committee by saying public testimony would not be taken. It had not been allowed in the first hearing, but in the second hearing, thanks to the insistence of Rep. Lynda Boudreau (R-Faribault), the public was given permission to testify.