09/14/2007 - Over one-quarter of states do not have sufficient bioterrorism laboratory response capabilities,” says the third annual study of the U.S. public health and emergency response capabilities by the Trust for America’s Health. The report brings to light several deficiencies in the public health sector and evaluates states’ abilities to respond to and mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or terrorist incident. @ The full report is available via SM Online.
08/13/2007 - The bill (H.R. 493) would prohibit discrimination based on genetic information has been approved by the House of Representatives. The Senate has agreed to consider the measure and has also released a report on the proposed legislation.
08/13/2007 - Don't know what to do if pandemic influenza hits the U.S.? Then read the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's pandemic influenza preparedness and response guidelines for the healthcare field.
08/13/2007 - A small nuclear weapon would have a catastrophic impact on the healthcare systems of four major U.S. cities say two scientists, but advise deployable medical equipment coupled with environmental modeling software could save lives.
08/10/2007 - Lawmakers in the Missouri Senate have introduced a bill (S. 2) that would make it illegal to knowingly receive, sell, or obtain personal health information on anyone without their consent.
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08/10/2007 - A bill (H.R. 257) introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) would require that all hospitals that receive reimbursements under Medicare implement security procedures to reduce infant abduction.