After September 11: Rethinking Public Health Federalism

Posted: 14 Aug 2002 Last revised: 2 Mar 2012

Wendy E. Parmet

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

Several federalism doctrines developed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the last several years have cast doubt over the federal government's ability to be an active player in public health. In the wake of September 11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks, these doctrines may diminish in importance as the need for a strong federal response to bioterrorism becomes clear. Beyond this, public health protection requires a pragmatic, rather than doctrine-driven approach to federalism.

Suggested Citation

Parmet, Wendy E., After September 11: Rethinking Public Health Federalism (2002). Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 201-211, Summer 2002; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=321442

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