Emergency powers legislation: health
Since the events of September 11, 2001, the matter of emergency powers legislation in health matters is of great concern in the United States and around the world. Several documents currently address this issue:
- Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA) (see link below)
Related SourceWatch Resources
- due process
- forced quarantine
- homeland defense
- homeland security
- Timeline to Global Governance 1986 to Present
- use of force
- Health Privacy Project web site.
- Emergency Powers Legislation links from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc., web site.
- As of 1 November 2002, MSEHPA-like laws have been enacted in 20 States and Washington, D.C., From the Wilderness.
- The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act as of December 21, 2001. A Draft Discussion Prepared by: The Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Assist the National Governors Association (NGA), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Association of State and Terroritorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
- What You Need to Know About The Proposed Model State Emergency Health Powers Act in Your State, National Vaccine Information Center.
- James L. Thorne, Esq., The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act--Will It Become Law?, American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
- Jonathan Turley, Prescription for disaster, Jewish World Review, January 7, 2002.
- Jon Dougherty, POLICE STATE, USA. Bill would give governors absolute power. Health-emergency proposal has 'little concern' for personal liberties, WorldNetDaily, January 10, 2002.
- Testimony Of Robert Perry On Behalf Of The New York Civil Liberties Union Before the Assembly Standing Committee On Health And the Assembly Standing Committee On Codes Concerning the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, March 14, 2002.
- Sue Blevins, The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: An Assault on Civil Liberties in the Name of Homeland Security, Heritage Foundation, June 10, 2002.