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Can an Epidemic Make Contractual Obligations Impracticable? The Potential Viability of Ebola-Related Defenses to Contract Enforcement
By Mike Fant, Chris Driskill | Posted On: 2014‑10‑23
What happens when a party to a contract asserts an inability to perform based on circumstances beyond its control? An Ebola outbreak, or even a single case, could make it difficult for healthcare providers to meet contractual obligations.
Waller | category: Litigation
Can the Federal Government Impose Quarantines and Isolation?
By Bill Athanas, Charles Prueter (guest author) | Posted On: 2014‑10‑20
If, however, Ebola becomes a pandemic, it is possible that concerns associated with quarantining and isolating patients would arise. Here we explore the federal government's ability to impose quarantines and isolation, particularly in the face of an Ebola outbreak.
Waller | category: Litigation
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Waller has launched this comprehensive online resource to help companies navigate the diverse issues pertaining to the arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States. Through this site, we will serve as a go-to source of information for executives and board members who are asking what Ebola means for their organizations. Preparation in this situation means everything. We will update this site with new content and information as Ebola’s impact continues to be analyzed and studied. The Ebola Legal Resource contains information for healthcare organizations as well as for employers outside the healthcare industry. To filter the website for your specific interests, please click on the link above to switch between content for healthcare providers and non-healthcare employers.
Links To Relevant Agencies

American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Ebola Outbreak [American Academy of Pediatrics]
Ebola Preparedness Resources
American Hospital Association (AHA) advisory page
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and training for the health care community to ensure that all health care workers (including hospital workers, physician groups, and emergency medical technicians) are able to detect and respond to the Ebola virus, as well as protect themselves and others from it.
Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness [CDC]
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Aviation Administration
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Employer Steps to Protect Workers [IDSA]
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
World Health Organization (WHO)
CMS Survey & Certification Letter