Radiation Legal Preparedness Project Update and Webinar

On September 18, 2013, Andrew Roszak presented a webinar for the National Alliance on Radiation Readiness (NARR) to provide an overview of the Radiation Legal Preparedness (RLP) project, the relevant findings from the project to date, and the important legal considerations that underpin a radiological response. Watch the archived webinar on YouTube.

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed the RLP project to assess state and local legal authorities related to the response to and recovery from a radiation incident. This project is based upon research and analysis of the relevant state and local legal authorities related to response and recovery for a radiation incident, and focused on all 50 states and three large cities. The RLP project is intended to illustrate the current legal landscape of authorities available to decontaminate and restrict the movement of individuals following a radiological incident and help guide conversation to prepare for potential legal considerations in the response effort.

About NARR: The National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) is a coalition of public health, healthcare, and emergency management organizations. These organizations represent practitioners in the field of radiation readiness including state and local public health practitioners, elected officials at the state and local level, and first responder and first receiver groups. Representatives of federal agencies participate as liaison members.The NARR serves as the collective “voice of health” in radiological preparedness by, participating in national dialogues on radiological emergency issues, providing thoughtful feedback on documents, policies, and guidelines, and convening partners to raise awareness of and resolve radiological emergency issues.

About Andy Roszak

Andrew Roszak serves as the Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Twitter: @AndyRoszak

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