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Amendment to PREP Act Declaration Expands Pool of Vaccinators

USA - February 5 2021 Effective January 28, 2021, the acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) amended the Public Readiness and Emergency…

Sandra A. Edwards

HHS Issues Fourth Amendment to PREP Act COVID-19 Declaration

USA - December 11 2020 On December 3, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an expansive Fourth Amendment to its original Public Readiness and…

Rand K. Brothers, Sandra A. Edwards

Recent Decisions Provide Insights on Preemption and the PREP Act for COVID-19 Claims

USA - September 15 2020 As litigation involving the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) COVID-19…

Rand K. Brothers, Sandra A. Edwards

States Expand COVID-19-Related Immunity and Provide Guidance to Businesses Reopening

USA - June 16 2020 Along with the expansive tort liability immunity offered by the recent Declaration of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services…

Sandra A. Edwards

HHS Advisory Opinion on Immunity under the PREP Act

USA - April 20 2020 As manufacturers and distributors of COVID-19 products respond to the pandemic, on April 14, 2020, the General Counsel for the Department of Health &…

Sandra A. Edwards