The bill proposes to close a loophole in US law that allows dangerous toxins and agents to be knowingly accumulated by individuals without registration.
This document provides a comprehensive list and discussion of arms control policies and treaties as pertains to the US.
This resource provides links to legislation and regulations related to medical countermeasures.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released a second-generation, publicly available tool that maps out current biodefense responsibilities and brings clarity to the tangle of laws, directives, and agencies that together protect US citizens.
Emergency powers are a necessary tool in legal preparedness; however, legal mechanisms for activating these powers through emergency declarations can be complex, situation dependent, with authority divided among designated executive officials.
This online course is intended as an overview and introduction to public health law in emergency preparedness. By the end of this training, participants should be able to:
- Identify key features of legal authority at different levels of government for responding to public health emergencies
- Describe potential or actual legal powers, responsibilities, and risks during declared emergencies
- Describe legal questions relating to the use of medical or public health volunteers during emergencies
The Emergency Law Inventory offers a state by state break-down of the laws emergency volunteers need to know in the US.
This white paper discusses the effective implementation of One Health given the current status of health governance and policy.
This white paper discusses One Health from a policy perspective.
An Act to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes. Specifically, the Act provides new authorities for development of countermeasures and establishes mechanisms to strengthen state and local public health security infrastructure.