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


  • Author: Lister, Sarah A.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Public Health and Epidemiology; Domestic Social Policy Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2008-08-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report examines (1) the authorities and coordinating mechanisms of the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (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.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Emergency management
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Emergency medicine
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Emergency medical services

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL33579
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL33579_2008Aug01
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc461895