GA Bill Shows Governor ‘Emergency Powers’ for Flu

Georgia’s Flu Pandemic “Emergency” Bill, Infowars.com, September 24, 2009

The bill allows the Governor of the state to assume “emergency powers… in the event of a pandemic influenza emergency.” From the bill’s text:

To amend Article 2 of Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to physicians, so as to authorize the use of influenza vaccine orders for a group of patients; to provide for influenza vaccine protocol agreements between physicians and pharmacists or nurses; to provide for definitions; to provide requirements for the content of influenza vaccine protocol agreements; to provide that a party to an influenza vaccine protocol agreement shall not delegate his or her authority; to provide for statutory construction; to provide for policies for handling used equipment; to limit the number of influenza vaccine protocol agreements in which a physician may enter at any one time; to prohibit certain entities from entering into influenza vaccine protocol agreements; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for limited liability; to provide for applicability; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to regulation of hospitals and related institutions, so as to provide for vaccinations or other measures for health care workers in hospitals; to provide for statutory construction; to amend Chapter 3 of Title 38 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to emergency management, so as to provide for emergency powers of the Governor in the event of a pandemic influenza emergency; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. (Emphasis added.)

Read the entire bill

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