Legal Briefing: Crisis Standards of Care and Legal Protections During Disasters and Emergencies
Pope, Thaddeus Mason
Palazzo, Mitchell F
The Journal of clinical ethics 2010 Winter; 21(4): 358-67
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.
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