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Legal Advisors for Medical Response to Mass Casualty Incident

General Comments

  • Legal issues for medical planning and response to a mass casualty radiation incident will vary with
    • Nature, severity, cause, and location of the radiation incident
    • Agency through which the responder is operating and its own rules and regulations
    • Professional capacity of the responder
    • Training and certification of the responder
    • Normal scope of practice of the responder
    • "Normal" or "altered standard of care" (e.g. Crisis) existing during the response where the responder is working
    • Activity performed or not performed
  • Medical practice, standards of care, and liability issues are complex and each practitioner should consult with experts in his/her venue and organization to obtain the best and most current advice.
  • Inclusion of references on this page does not constitute official US government or HHS endorsement.

Selected References


US Department of Health & Human Services     
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response National Library of Medicine