DescriptionExplores the basic principles and terms of law in relation to the field of emergency management and various legal actionsagainst people or organizations charged with emergency services management duties. Contains court cases, statutes, andregulations that have an impact on emergency service organizations.
Course Textbook(s)No physical textbook is required; resources are integrated within the course.Course Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Explain how the legal framework of the U.S. Government impacts state and local governments, including citizenry,during times of disaster.
2. Evaluate how public health laws and state laws interact with emergency management personnel.
3. Analyze the roles of the Stafford Act, National Response Framework (NRF), and during times of emergencies.
4. Assess the separation of powers among the governors, legislature, courts, and local governments during anemergency.
5. Examine the legalities surrounding emergency services management operations for both natural and man-madedisasters and emergencie