Hoffman, S., Goodman, R.A. and Stier, D.D. (2009). Law, Liability, and Public Health Emergencies. (Free registration required.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 3(2): 117-125.
Liability exposure issues in public health emergencies are presented that can affect the spectrum of the healthcare delivery system with insufficient qualified staff, resource issues and an overwhelming patient surge. Immunity sources are discussed for public and private sector responders, including volunteers.