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This section is dedicated to law related issues in regards to infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis.

State Laws

New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General, Order for Medical Treatment, 2003
This Form was prepared by the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General in 2003 as part of the state's emergency preparedness activities.  It can be used by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to compel individuals suspected of having a contagious disease to undergo medical treatment to render them non-contagious.
(Posted: 12/09/2003)

New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General, Order for Medical Examination and Specimen Collection., 2003
This Form was prepared by the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General in 2003 as part of the state's emergency preparedness activities.  It can be used by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to order an individual suspected of being infected with a contagious disease to undergo a medical examination, including production of such specimens as determined necessary by medical personnel to determine the presence of a communicable disease.
(PDF file).  (Word file).
(Posted: 12/09/2003 3:00 PM)

International

Centre de Recherche en Droit Public, Université de Montréal (for the Public Health Agency of Canada), The Normative Framework for the Reporting and Management of Infectious Diseases: International Compendium, version July 2005.

Document prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada. This document lists infectious diseases legislation from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the World Health Organization in four tables.
(Posted: 04/17/2007)

Articles and Reports

National Public Radio, Arizona TB Patient Jailed as a Public Health Menace June 11, 2007.
A news report from NPR (June 11, 2007), describing a patient diagnosed with XDR-TB being held in an Arizona hospital under court order. (The content of this web link is copyrighted by NPR. This web link is used by permission from NPR.)
(Posted: 07/16/2007)

Congressional Research Service, Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis(XDR-TB): Quarantine and Isolation, June 5, 2007.
CRS report for Washington, published by the Foreign Press Center
(Posted: 07/16/2007)

Presentations

Mark A. Rothstein and Herbert F. Boehl, Legal Issues in the Control of TB: The Role of Law in Public Health, February 1, 2001.
A presentation by Mark A. Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine, co-sponsored with the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination.
(Posted: March 1, 2001)

 
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