Bioterrorism law and policy: Critical choices in public health

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The emerging, imminent threat of bioterrorism in the United States requires public health authorities, law- and policymakers, and society to make a series of critical choices regarding the duty and limits of government during a public health emergency; the difference and similarities in the roles of federal, state, and local public health authorities; information-sharing by public health and law enforcement authorities; limiting (or not) civil liberties during the exercise of restrictive state public health powers; and allocation of fairly limited resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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