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Hodge co-authors article on hospital emergency preparedness

James G. Hodge Jr.
June 20, 2011

James G. Hodge Jr., ASU Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the College of Law, is among the authors of an article published in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

The article, “Facilitating Hospital Emergency Preparedness Through Model Memoranda of Understanding,“ describes the signficant and sustained coordination of personnel, services, and supplies among hospitals and other providers that must be in place to ensure adequate patient care during emergencies.

The authors focus on a model memorandum that sets forth essential principles on the allocation of scarce resources among providers across regions.

The article was co-written by Evan D. Anderson, Senior Legal Fellow, Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Thomas D. Kirsch, Associate Professor and Director of Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University; and Gabor D. Kelen, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Co-Director, National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response, and Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.

To read the entire article, click here.

Hodge is Director of the Public Health Law and Policy Program at the College of Law. Through scholarly and applied work, he delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics and human rights. Hodge teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy. In September 2010, he was named Director of the Public Health Law Network - Western Region. He is a Faculty Fellow in the law school’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and an affiliate faculty member in the Global Health Program in ASU’s School of Human Evolution & Social Change.

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