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64 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 249 (2008-2009)
Principles and Practice of Legal Triage during Public Health Emergencies

handle is hein.journals/annam64 and id is 257 raw text is: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF
LEGAL TRIAGE DURING
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIESt
JAMES G. HODGE, Jt, jD., L.L.M.* AND
EVAN D. ANDERSON, jD.**
I. Introduction ............     ..................... 250
II. Public Health Emergencies .......................... 253
A. Non-Emergency Laws ............................ 253
B. Federal Emergency Laws ......................... 255
C. State Emergency Laws ........................... 263
D. Effects of Changing Legal Norms During
Declared Emergencies ........................... 269
III.  Legal Triage  .........................................  272
A. Preservation of Constitutional Norms ............ 274
B. Primacy of Statutory Enactments ................. 275
C. Suspension of Conflicting Legal Authorities ..... 276
D. Recognition of Public Health Ethics ............. 277
E. Adoption of an Interdisciplinary Approach ...... 277
F. Efficiency in Decision Making ................... 278
IV. Legal Triage in Key Contexts ........................ 278
A. Allocation of Scarce Resources ................... 279
B. Volunteer Liability Protections ................... 283
C. Coordination of Interjurisdictional Emergency-
response  Efforts  .................................  287
V.  Conclusion  ..........................................  291
t This article is based in part on James G. Hodge, Jr., Legal Triage During
Public Health Emergencies and Disasters, 58 ADMIN. L. Rv. 627 (2006). The authors
acknowledge the editing and research assistance of Meredith Larson, J.D., M.P.H.
Candidate, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, and Researcher, Centers
for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown
Universities.
* Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;
Executive Director, Centers for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns
Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.
** Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;
Fellow, Centers for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and
Georgetown Universities.
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