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A Menu of Suggested Provisions for Public Health Mutual Aid Agreements

Effective Date, Term of Agreement, and Withdrawal

Descriptive Note

Agreements regularly include provisions for determining when and how an agreement becomes effective, the duration of the agreement, and how a party may withdraw from the agreement.

Optional sample provisions

  • This agreement is made and entered into this __ day of _________ by and between Party A and Party B.

     
  • This Agreement will begin on _____________, and will terminate on _____________.

     
  • This Agreement is effective upon its execution or adoption by any two Parties, and is effective as to any other Party upon its execution or adoption thereby. The Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts or duplicate originals, each of which shall constitute and be deemed as one and the same document.

     
  • This Agreement will be reviewed annually and continued unless terminated by a Party by delivering written notice to the other Parties at least 30 days prior to termination.

     
  • The initial term of this Agreement shall be five years. After the initial term, the Agreement shall automatically be renewed on a year-to-year basis. Any Party may terminate this Agreement by providing at least thirty (30) days written notice of intent to terminate participation in the Agreement to all other Parties to the Agreement.

     
  • This Agreement shall continue in force and remain binding on each Party until such Party takes action to withdraw from the Agreement. Such action shall not be effective until sixty (60) days after notice of withdrawal has been sent to all other Parties.

     
  • Withdrawal of any Party from this Agreement is effective 30 days after written notice of intent to withdraw is sent to the other Parties.
     
 
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