Lawrence O. Gostin on Biosecurity Policy: Are We Safer Today?

15 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2008  

Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown University - Law Center - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, biosecurity, national security

Suggested Citation

Gostin, Lawrence O., Lawrence O. Gostin on Biosecurity Policy: Are We Safer Today?. Emerging Issues, p. 2918, 2008; Georgetown University O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law Scholarship Paper No. 16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1291982

Lawrence O. Gostin (Contact Author)

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