The Public Health and Medical Response to Disasters: Federal Authority and Funding

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This report examines (1) the authorities and coordinating mechanisms of the President and the Secretary of HHS in providing routine assistance, and assistance pursuant to emergency or major disaster declarations and/or public health emergency determinations; (2) mechanisms to assure a coordinated federal response to public health and medical emergencies, and overlaps or gaps in agency responsibilities; and (3) existing mechanisms, potential gaps, and proposals for financing the costs of a response to public health and medical emergencies.

Creator(s): Lister, Sarah A.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: August 1, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Lister, Sarah A.

Specialist in Public Health and Epidemiology Domestic Social Policy Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: August 1, 2008
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United States
Description:

This report examines (1) the authorities and coordinating mechanisms of the President and the Secretary of HHS in providing routine assistance, and assistance pursuant to emergency or major disaster declarations and/or public health emergency determinations; (2) mechanisms to assure a coordinated federal response to public health and medical emergencies, and overlaps or gaps in agency responsibilities; and (3) existing mechanisms, potential gaps, and proposals for financing the costs of a response to public health and medical emergencies.

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40 pages.

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