Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response Seminar/Course

This course will survey federal, state, and local laws directed toward giving extraordinary powers to each level of government to respond to catastrophic public health events whether caused by natural disasters or terror attacks. Among the issues that will be discussed are governmental powers relating to quarantine and isolation, compelled medical treatment, triaging patient care, emergency seizures of medical supplies and facilities, compelled service of medical personnel, intergovernmental emergency compacts, civil liberties concerns and court access, emergency licensing of medical personnel, altered standards of care in emergencies, deployment of military personnel to provide domestic response services, and related federalism issues.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course