Anderson, E.D. and Hodge, J.G. (2009). Emergency Legal Preparedness Among Select U.S. Local Governments. (Free registration required.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 3(Suppl 2): S176-S184.
The authors discuss key issues of emergency laws among select U.S. localities in the context of the 2009 H1N1 outbreak and their application to volunteer health professionals. They maintain that differences in local laws add additional complexity to legal preparedness and necessitate more pre-disaster planning, exercises, and coordination.