Global Legal Triage and the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak


Please see below various information, including international and domestic legal declarations of emergency, memoranda, articles, checklists, and other documents that can accessed online or in PDF format [subject to continued availability of online links] on emerging legal issues in response to the global spread of H1N1 in 2009-2010.       
  

U.S. Federal Declarations of Emergency, Public Health Emergency, and Waivers

DHHS Issuance of Section 1135 Waivers ~ October 27, 2009
President's Declaration of a National Emergency (PDF) ~ October 24, 2009
Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act Declaration ~ Amended June 15, 2009
FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Medicines and Diagnostic Tests for Swine Flu in Humans ~ April 27, 2009
DHHS Declaration of a Public Health Emergency ~ April 26, 2009 (reissued on July 23, 2009)


Additional Links

GAO Highlights: Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement
GAO Report: Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement
UMNCPHP Training Module: Introduction to Business Continuity Planning for Disasters and Emergencies
UMNCPHP Training Module: Preparing Employees for a Disaster in the Workplace
BOMA Planning Guide for Commerical Buildings: Influenza Pandemic
BOMA Planning Toolkit for Commerical Buildings: Influenza Pandemic
OSHA Workplace Safety and H1N1
CDC H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information
CDC Weekly H1N1 Flu Situation Updates for the United States
CDC Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report for the United States
CDC International Co-Circulation of 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza
CDC Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Public Health Emergency Law
U.S. State Dept H1N1 Travel Alerts
U.S. Defense Dept Weekly surveillance summaries across the military health system
PAHO H1N1 Data for Pan American Countries
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - National pandemic preparedness plans of Asia-Pacific countries
UN News Centre. News Focus: Influenza
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview
Canadian Public Health Agency FluWatch
American Public Health Association H1N1 (Swine Flu) News
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials H1N1 (Swine Flu) Updates
National Association of County and City Health Officials H1N1 (Swine Flu) Updates
National Association of Local Boards of Health H1N1 (Swine Flu) Updates
National Conference of State Legislatures H1N1 (Swine Flu) Update
International Air Transport Association Travel Advisories Issued by Governments
Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) H1N1 (Swine Flu)