Model Act

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Model Act

A legislative template designed for use by the States in the US, which provides them with the powers they need to detect and contain bioterrorism or a naturally occurring disease outbreak.

Public health functions served by Model Act
• Preparedness—comprehensive planning for a public health emergency;
• Surveillance—measures to detect and track public health emergencies;
• Management of property—vaccines, medicines, hospitals; and provide power to abate hazards to the public’s health;
• Protection of persons—powers to compel vaccination, testing, treatment, isolation and quarantine when clearly needed;
• Communication—provide clear and authoritative information to the public.
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individual." THE MODEL STATE EMERGENCY HEALTH POWERS ACT [section]
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act. Washington, D.C.; 23 October 2001.
Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, which is described infra Part
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act was designed to defend personal as well as collective interests.
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, The center for Law and the Public's Health, Georgetown University/Johns Hopkins University, 2001.
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