Proposed Model State Emergency Health Powers Act This act was written as a response to concerns about bioterrorism raised by the events of September 11, 2001.
What does EHPA stand for?
EHPA stands for Emergency Health Powers Act
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- Military and Government
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We have 2 other meanings of EHPA in our Acronym Attic
- Environmental Health Project
- Environmental/Historic Preservation
- Essential Health Care Package
- Európsky Hospodársky Priestor (Slovak: European Economic Area)
- Explosive Hazard Pre-Detonation (US Army)
- Extended High Power
- Earned Home Payments Account
- East Harbor Planning Area (Florida)
- Eden Historic Preservation Association (Eden, TX)
- Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist (automotive)
- Employee Health Programs and Activities
- Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area (Florida)
- Environment and Health Protection Administration (Stockholm, Sweden)
- Erhardt Hand Preference Assessment
- European Heat Pump Association
- European Heat Pumps Association
- European Herbal Practitioners Association
- Exoskeletons for Human Performance Augmentation (US DARPA program)
- Extended Hours Pharmacy Association (Australia)
- Établissement d'Hébergement pour Personnes Agées Dépendantes (French: Accommodation Facility for Dependent Elderly)
Samples in periodicals archive:
To assess existing legal preparedness, state health departments have made extensive use of the draft Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA), researched and written in December 2001 by the Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and John Hopkins universities in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national public health partners.
The debate over the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (or MSEHPA) (17), which was developed shortly after the 11 September 2001 terror attacks, is illustrative.
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, The center for Law and the Public's Health, Georgetown University/Johns Hopkins University, 2001.
From Disease Control to People Control On October 30, 2001, the CDC released the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) and disseminated copies of the act to legislators in all 50 states.
Prepared for the Centers for Disease Control by alleged public health experts at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, the Model Emergency Health Powers Act would give the governor of any state that adopts it unilateral power to declare a health emergency, which would accrue unto himself powers not just to quarantine, but to seize and destroy property, compel treatment and even appoint "special" judges to handle those who would protest.
That was the scenario for public health experts Lawrence Gostin and James Hodges at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins universities, who developed the Model Emergency Health Powers Act.
The Model Emergency Health Powers Act drafted by the Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown University/Johns Hopkins University is a model law that is being used as a menu for states to evaluate their public health authority.