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.