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J Clin Ethics. 2010 Winter;21(4):358-67.

Legal briefing: Crisis standards of care and legal protections during disasters and emergencies.

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Health Law Institute, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Deleware, USA. tmpope@widener.edu

Abstract

This article outlines current safe harbors in the law for healthcare practitioners who work in a disaster setting. It reviews available legal protection in crisis situations with respect to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), criminal liability, and licensure.

PMID:
21313870
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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