Botoseneanu, A., Wu, H., Wasserman, J. and Jacobson, P.D. (2011). Achieving Public Health Preparedness: How Dissonant Views on Public Health Law Threaten Emergency Preparedness and Response. Journal of Public Health. 33(3): 361-368.
Interviews with public health and emergency management officials noted distinctly different perceptions about public health law which could adversely affect inter-agency collaboration. Clarification for both entities on legal authorities, scope, and ethical concerns related to both federal and state laws is recommended to advance joint emergency preparedness.