Nationalizing Public Health Emergency Legal Responses
Hodge JG. Nationalizing public health emergency legal preparedness and response. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2021; 49(2): ___-___ (Forthcoming).
9 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2021
Date Written: March 17, 2021
The fight for public health primacy in U.S. emergency preparedness and response to COVID-19 centers on which level of government—federal or state—should “call the shots” to quell national emergencies? Competing and conflicting priorities have contributed to a year-long federalism firestorm. As the melee subsides, a more dominant federal role is a predictable, long-term consequence in the battle plan for the next major public health threat.
Keywords: COVID-19, national, state, emergency, public health, planning, preparedness, response, security, federalism, laws, policies, preemption, pandemics, public health emergency
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