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Legal implications of the Smallpox Vaccination Program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15503606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
President George W. Bush's Smallpox Immunization Program will expose health care workers and public health agencies to liability for negligent administration of the vaccine. Section 304 of the Homeland Security Act, supplemented by Secretary Thompson's Emergency Declaration, shifts liability to the federal government. State indemnification laws and workers' compensation laws protect some potential defendants. The Smallpox Personnel Protection Act of 2003 provided a new source of compensation to injured health care workers. This article examines the scope of protection offered by these laws.
Peter J Millock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1078-4659     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-26     Completed Date:  2004-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505213     Medline TA:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-7     Citation Subset:  T    
Nixon Peabody LLP, Albany, New York 12207, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Compensation and Redress / legislation & jurisprudence
Health Personnel / legislation & jurisprudence*
Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence
Immunization Programs / legislation & jurisprudence*
Liability, Legal*
Smallpox Vaccine / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Workers' Compensation / legislation & jurisprudence
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Smallpox Vaccine

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