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Legal Briefing: Crisis Standards of Care and Legal Protections during Disasters and Emergencies
The Journal of Clinical Ethics (2010)
  • Thaddeus M Pope, Widener University - Delaware Campus
  • Mitchell F Palazzo
Abstract

This article outlines current safe harbors in the law for healthcare practitioners who work in a disaster setting. It reviews available legal protection in crisis situations with respect to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), criminal liability, and licensure.

Keywords
  • health law,
  • emergencies,
  • disasters,
  • standards of care
Publication Date
Winter 2010
Citation Information
Thaddeus M Pope and Mitchell F Palazzo. "Legal Briefing: Crisis Standards of Care and Legal Protections during Disasters and Emergencies" The Journal of Clinical Ethics Vol. 21 Iss. 4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thaddeus_pope/48/