Bioterrorism Law and Policy: Critical Choices in Public Health
James G. Hodge Jr.
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 2
The emerging, imminent threat of bioterrorism in the United States requires public health authorities, law- and policymakers, and society to make a series of critical choices regarding the duty and limits of government during a public health emergency; the difference and similarities in the roles of federal, state, and local public health authorities; information-sharing by public health and law enforcement authorities; limiting (or not) civil liberties during the exercise of restrictive state public health powers; and allocation of fairly limited resources.
Date posted: August 15, 2002
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