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Legal Briefing: Crisis Standards of Care and Legal Protections During Disasters and Emergencies


Thaddeus Mason Pope


Hamline University - School of Law; Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center; Saint Georges University; Alden March Bioethics Institute

Mitch F. Palazzo


Independent

January 1, 2010

Journal of Clinical Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 358-367, Winter 2010

Abstract:     
Since 2009, Professor Pope has authored a quarterly "Legal Briefing" column for the Journal of Clinical Ethics. Each briefing comprehensively reviews legal developments concerning a particular issue in clinical bioethics. The Journal of Clinical Ethics owns the exclusive copyright to distribute the full-text content.

This article outlines current safe harbors in the law for healthcare practitioners who work in a disaster setting. It reviews available legal protection in crisis situations with respect to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), criminal liability, and licensure.

Keywords: healthcare practitioners, liability, licensure, emergencies, disasters

JEL Classification: K32


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Date posted: April 6, 2011 ; Last revised: July 1, 2014

Suggested Citation

Pope, Thaddeus Mason and Palazzo, Mitch F., Legal Briefing: Crisis Standards of Care and Legal Protections During Disasters and Emergencies (January 1, 2010). Journal of Clinical Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 358-367, Winter 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1803381

Contact Information

Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
875 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
651-695-7661 (Phone)
901-202-7549 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.thaddeuspope.com
Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center ( email )
2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia
Saint Georges University ( email )
West Indies
Grenada
HOME PAGE: http://www.thaddeuspope.com
Alden March Bioethics Institute ( email )
47 New Scotland Ave
MC 153
Albany, NY 12208
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.thaddeuspope.com
Mitch F. Palazzo
Independent ( email )
No Address Available
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