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Would an Influenza Pandemic Qualify as a Major Disaster Under the Stafford Act?

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Would an Influenza Pandemic Qualify as a Major Disaster Under the Stafford Act?
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Would an Influenza Pandemic Qualify as a Major Disaster Under the Stafford Act?
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eng
Summary
This report provides a legal analysis of the eligibility of an influenza pandemic (flu pandemic) to be declared by the President as a major disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Given the current influenza A(H1N1) pandemic, awareness has been raised regarding the potential effects of a severe flu pandemic occurring in the United States. In such an event, the Stafford Act could provide authority for federal assistance. Although it is widely agreed that emergency assistance under the Stafford Act could be provided by the President in the event of a flu pandemic, questions remain as to whether broader major disaster assistance would be available. An analysis of the text and history of the Stafford Act suggests that this question was not addressed by Congress when it drafted the current definition of a major disaster, and that neither inclusion nor exclusion of flu pandemics from major disaster assistance is explicitly required by the current statutory language
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  • Liu, Edward C
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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  • Disasters
  • Influenza
  • Government and political science
  • Medicine and medical research
  • Situational awareness
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • United states government
  • Emergencies
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adult
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Would an Influenza Pandemic Qualify as a Major Disaster Under the Stafford Act?
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Congressional rept
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rdacontent
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23 x 29 cm
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14 pages
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)574420984
  • (OCoLC)ocn574420984
Label
Would an Influenza Pandemic Qualify as a Major Disaster Under the Stafford Act?
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
14 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)574420984
  • (OCoLC)ocn574420984

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