Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior Editor
In Reply: We have responded in detail elsewhere to the relatively few vocal critics of the Act.1,2 The claim that the MSEHPA,3 drafted at the CDC's request, does not have wide support is untrue. During the single legislative session since its release in December, 2001, 36 of 50 states introduced legislation based in whole or in part on the MSEHPA. Of these, 20 states and the District of Columbia have passed bills.
Gostin LO, Sapsin JW, Teret SP, Burris S, Mair JS, Hodge, Jr JG, Vernick JS. Bioterrorism and Public Health Law—Reply. JAMA. 2002;288(21):2686. doi:10.1001/jama.288.21.2686-JLT1204-2-3