Emergency Legal Preparedness for Hospitals and Health Care Personnel
Hodge, J.G. Jr., Garcia, A.M., Anderson, E.D. and Kaufman, T. (2009). Emergency Legal Preparedness for Hospitals and Health Care Personnel. (First page only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 3(Suppl): S37 - S44.
The legal requirements for hospital emergency preparedness during disaster declarations are discussed in terms of issues that may be encountered. The risk and liability associated with a failure to plan and prepare and to be capable of real-time decision-making are detailed including negligence, discrimination and criminal culpability during and after medical triage.