Lawrence O. Gostin on Biosecurity Policy: Are We Safer Today?
Lawrence O. Gostin
Georgetown University - Law Center - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Emerging Issues, p. 2918, 2008
Georgetown University O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law Scholarship Paper No. 16
World-acclaimed authority Lawrence O. Gostin analyzes biosecurity policy since 9/11. He begins with the question: Are we safer now? Then comes a review of biosecurity legislation, followed by discussion of planning to deal with specific diseases and the problems with such an approach, and then an explanation of what the right approach is. He concludes by covering the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act and related civil liberties questions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, biosecurity, national security
Date posted: October 30, 2008