Not surprisingly, many resources dealing with ethical and legal issues of disaster preparedness and response are specific to a given state or region. Note that the information to which this guide links may not be relevant to your state or region.
Reviews the nation's public health capabilities and presents a comprehensive framework for how the government public health agencies, working with multiple partners from the public and private sectors as an intersectoral public health system
Disaster Response: Legal Aspects (Ohio and Michigan)
"provides advice to the court and its staff regarding the promotion of statewide rules and uniform standards concerning the establishment and operation of court security programs in Ohio courts, including emergency preparedness programs; the development and delivery of services to Ohio courts on matters involving court security, including training programs for judges and court personnel; and the consideration of any other issues the advisory committee deems necessary to assist the court and its staff regarding court security in Ohio courts."
"This guide is designed to assist judges, court personnel, and members of the bar deal with catastrophes that may occur and interrupt the administration of justice and the courts. We all are aware of events such as 9/11 and other acts of terrorism, flooding in New Orleans and Findlay, Ohio, potential earthquakes and other incidents, such as the mercury spill at the Morrow County Courthouse. While there are events that may cause temporary incapacity or interruption, experts have raised concerns of an influenza pandemic rivaling the influenza outbreak of 1918."