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Oct 21, 2014

Legal analyst Gunnar Schwartzbaum (nom de plume) joins the show to talk about the legal ramifications of quarantine and isolation orders.

In this episode

  • What to do if a patient with suspected Ebola wants to leave the hospital against medical advice.
  • What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
  • How do you enforce an isolation order?
  • What is home quarantine?
  • Can you refuse to care for a patient with suspected Ebola?

 

CDC Ebola Reference Page