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Voluntarism in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina: The Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

  • James G. Hodge, Raymond P. Pepe and William H. Henning
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Correspondence and reprint requests to James G. Hodge Jr, JD, LLM, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hampton House, Room 588, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205-1996 (e-mail: jhodge@jhsph.edu).
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62. AB 46. Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act. Available at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_64_bill_20061204_introduced.html. Accessed February 23, 2007.
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