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Bioterrorism

- A new Missouri law (formerly H.B. 413) requires that the state set up a vaccination program for first responders who would be deployed to disaster areas as a result of bioterrorism. Participation in the program is voluntary except for those first responders identified by their employers as personnel who cannot safely perform their emergency duties without the vaccinations

Patient Privacy

- A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that filming an emergency room patient for a television program violated privacy laws.

Database Drills Public Health

- The database is part of a larger initiative to evaluate public health preparedness and educate officials on methods for improvement. Rand has also produced studies that evaluate public health preparedness, test public health disease reporting systems, and create best practices for public health officials.

Sexual Harassment

- A hospital was held liable when a nurse was assaulted by a doctor who was an independent contractor.

Putting Vendors to the Test

- The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has developed a program which ensures that security systems work properly before vendors leave the scene

Business News

- A strategic alliance by Siemens Communications, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital Center is using smart card technology

Vulnerabilities Remain for Bioterror Threat

- 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.

Decontaminating Children

- A government training video shows emergency responders and hospital ER staff how to decontaminate children exposed to dangerous chemicals.

Healthy Approach to Data Protection

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Diagnosing a Problem

- Doctors fared poorly in identifying hghly contagious and deadly illnesses.

Hospital Safety Not Child’s Play

- Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics has upgraded its access control procedures to ensure that  its young patients can safely receive the care they need.

Rattlesnakes and Other Surprise Solutions

- As Associate Editor Ann Longmore-Etheridge noted in her feature, there are many resources risk managers can consult whether planning overseas trips or preparing for a pandemic.

Genetic Discrimination

- 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.
 




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