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This forthcoming article comprehensively reviews existing state crisis standards of care (CSC) guidelines based on guidance from the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report and 2014 CHEST consensus statement. The authors conclude that 5 state plans include all 5 key Read More
This article discusses the development of pandemic response plans over the past several years and reviews existing plans from 14 states, including policies that address potential need to ration scarce resources during a public health crisis. Public health and emergency Read More
This article reports on the release of new crisis standards of care (CSC) guidelines by Colorado state health officials that address allocation of scarce resources if necessary during a public health emergency. Under the guidelines, hospitals would make decisions on Read More
This draft legal analysis addresses whether existing protocols for rationing scarce resources comply with moral principles and with anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and concludes that existing approaches adopting a utilitarian approach will have the effect Read More

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