Thursday, April 2, 2020
Tort Immunity for COVID-19 Countermeasures
At JD Supra, a team from King & Spalding discusses tort immunity under the PREP Act and COVID-19 Response Declaration. The basics:
Pursuant to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (“PREP Act”), on March 17, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published the Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID-19. The COVID-19 Declaration immunizes broadly certain entities from “suit and liability under federal and state law with respect to all claims of loss” related to the manufacture, testing, development, distribution, administration and use of certain countermeasures to COVID-19.