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ANIMALS Offenses Against Public Health and Morals: Authorize the Governor to Issue a Call for a Special Session of the General Assembly in the Event of a Bioterrorist Attack or Other Public Health Emergency Prior to Declaring a State of Emergency; Provide for Due Process Procedures Related to Quarantine and Vaccination Programs in a Public Health Emergency; Authorize the Department of Human Resources to Promulgate Rules and Regulations for the Management of a Public Health Emergency; Provide Reporting Requirements for Bioterrorism and Other Conditions that Pose a Substantial Risk of a Public Health Emergency; Change the Emergency Powers of the Governor Regarding Firearms During an Emergency

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The Act allows the Governor to declare a state of emergency in the event of a terrorist attack with biological weapons or other public health emergency. Such a declaration would trigger a comprehensive response plan, to be developed by the Division of Public Health of the Department of Human Resources for containing the spread of disease. The Act provides for due process procedures in the event of any quarantine or vaccination program. It also authorizes the Commissioners of Agriculture and of the Department of Human Resources to mandate the reporting of certain diseases or unusual illnesses. html

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http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol19/iss1/41

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