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Airport Public Health Preparedness and Response: Legal Rights, Powers, and Duties

This project aims to develop a legal framework that identifies essential legal considerations for use by airport lawyers, airport managers, and key stakeholders in developing airport communicable disease preparedness plans. The legal framework outlines the authority, roles, and responsibilities of airports and airport-related stakeholders in addressing these emergencies. The framework also explores the roles of various other governmental stakeholders involved in health-related air travel emergencies. The project is research intensive and will include a number of tasks to be completed by the team. These tasks include, but are not limited to, researching current materials pertaining to the issue; extensive analyzing existing cases, statutes, and regulations; and writing and editing the final playbook. The proposed timeline for the project is one year and will be completed during the 2017 calendar year.

National Airport Security funded this project. 

Start Year: 
2017
End Year: 
2017
Researchers: 
Leila Barraza

The University of Arizona