Hodge quoted in 'State Press'
A recent lecture by James G. Hodge Jr., the Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, about the global legal response to the H1N1 outbreak was reported on by the ASU State Press .
In an article entitled, "Professor: Public-health emergencies require drastic legal change," by reporter Stephanie Snyder, Hodge discussed the goals of legal triage, defined as the process of various levels of government responding to health issues. He spoke at an Oct. 6 meeting of the College's Law and Science Student Association.
"Legal triage refers to those efforts of legal actors and others to construct a favorable legal environment during emergencies ... to facilitate a legitimate public health response," he said.
Some of the challenges include international quarantine laws, international travel restrictions, allocation of antivirals and international trade restrictions, Snyder reported.
Hodge said the second wave of the so-called "swine flu" has begun, and it will require attention for several more years.
To read the full report, click here.
Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law