Regulatory frameworks for control of HPAI and other TADs - A guide to reviewing and developing the
necessary policy, institutional and legal frameworks

Regulatory frameworks
for control of
HPAI and other TADs
A guide to reviewing and developing the necessary policy,
institutional and legal frameworks


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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2013


The Handbook on regulatory frameworks for the control and eradication of HPAI and other transboundary animal diseases adopts the principles and approach of One Health by creating an understanding of the context in which diseases emerge, and by presenting the two key issues – legislation and regulatory frameworks – for the attention of administrators and policy-makers. The Handbook explains the critical role of regulatory frameworks (policy and institutional) on animal health and the need for close cooperation within countries between people who have technical veterinary expertise and those who have legal and regulatory expertise. It further defines the structure and elements of veterinary policy and legislation, the international frame of reference, the interface between veterinary policy, institutions and legislation, and the potential impacts of the national legal tradition on the way that laws are drafted specifically on animal health matters.




Why the handbook was prepared: a regional focus
Objectives of the handbook
Scope of the handbook


1. Policy


1.1 Policy development
1.1.1 Policy reform and context
1.1.2 How are policies developed?
1.1.3 Law and policy
1.2 Implementation of policy
1.2.1 Strategy, action plans and contingency plans
1.2.2 Manual of Procedures
1.3 Regional considerations


2. Institutions


2.1 National Veterinary Service (NVS)
2.1.1 Structure
2.1.2 Functions
2.1.3 Capacity of veterinary services to prepare and respond to HPAI
2.2 The OIE Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Tool


3. Legislation


3.1 What is legislation and why is it necessary?
3.1.1 Key legal terms and concepts used in the handbook
3.1.2 Legal systems
3.1.3 Administrative law
3.2 International agreements and standards
3.3 Veterinary legislation
3.3.1 Assessment
3.3.2 Drafting


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