Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Washington state courts publish public health emergency bench book

A number of jurisdictions have published bench guides for dealing with public health emergencies. The most recent of which I am aware comes from the courts in the state of Washington. Their Public Health Emergency Bench Book (HTML) (PDF) is a tidy little guide that provides a good checklist for any other court system considering what procedures are available during a public health emergency, as well as the practical considerations involved in providing justice when court personnel are missing or when sanitary conditions cannot be assured. Other bench books have been produced for the Indiana courts (updated July 2006) and Kentucky courts. Other jurisdictions have also prepared materials on courthouse preparedness (Google search).
posted by tommayo, 1:23 PM

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