What is public health legal preparedness?

  title={What is public health legal preparedness?},
  author={Anthony Drummond Moulton and Richard N Gottfried and Richard A. Goodman and Anne Marie Murphy and Raymond D Rawson},
  journal={The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics},
  volume={31 4},
Legal preparedness has gained recognition as a critical component of comprehensive public health preparedness for public health emergencies triggered by infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, chemical and radiologic disasters, terrorism and other causes. Public health practitioners and their colleagues in other disciplines can prepare for and respond to such an event effectively only if law is used along with other tools. The same is true for more conventional health threats. At first… CONTINUE READING