SARS Legal Expert
Library: MED
Keywords: SARS LEGAL HOMELAND SECURITY GREENBERGER MARYLAND QUARANTINE
Description: The outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) has triggered legal questions as health authorities consider whether to quarantine travelers and other persons.



Contact: Judy Heiger
410-706-0023
JHeiger@OEAMAIL.UMARYLAND.EDU

The director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security and a former principal assistant U.S. Attorney General who specialized in counterterrorism policy.

Michael Greenberger, JD, is prepared to talk about the legal issues associated with SARS. Greenberger notes the similarities in public policy issues regarding quarantine rules for airline passengers, the similarity between SARS and possible bioterrorism agents, and the jurisdictional issues involving international, federal and state authorities concerning persons who may have come in contact with SARS.