ABSTRACT

Public Health and Medical Response to Disasters: Federal Authority and Funding [Updated August 4, 2006]   [open pdf - 145KB]

"This report examines (1) the statutory authorities and coordinating mechanisms of the President (acting through the Secretary of Homeland Security) and the Secretary of HHS in providing routine assistance, and in providing 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 and potential gaps in financing the costs of a response to public health and medical emergencies."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RL33579
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Date:
2006-08-04
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