September 02, 2009
Swine Flu Shot H1N1 and H.R. 3200 The Health Care Bill
State preps to relocate quarantined H1N1 victims
DES MOINES, Iowa
A blank document from the Iowa Department of Public Health has been discovered online, designed to be filled in with the name of an H1N1 virus victim who is required to relocate from his or her home to a quarantine facility.
The form, which began appearing today in e-mails and on the Internet, has concerned a confused public already swimming in conflicting reports about the severity of the swine flu and intrusive government measures that many fear may be taken if the disease becomes a pandemic.
The Iowa document, which WND confirmed with state officials is authentic, has done little to calm the public's fears.
"The Iowa Department of Public Health has determined that you have had contact with a person with Novel Influenza A H1N1," the form reads. "The Department has determined that it is necessary to quarantine your movement to a specific facility to prevent further spread of this disease.
"The Department has determined that quarantine in your home and other less restrictive alternatives are not acceptable," the document continues, before listing mandatory provisions of compliance with relocation to a quarantine facility.
The blank-form document, which has no name or case number listed, is titled a "Facility Quarantine Order," and though Iowa Department of Public Health Medical Director Patricia Quinlisk confirmed the state has the form, she told WND it's highly unlikely it will ever be used.
"We've had these kinds of template orders for years, but we hardly ever use them," Quinslick said. "I can count on two hands the number of times – in 20 years – that we've had to relocate a person because of quarantine."
Quinslick wasn't certain who released the blank document, or who signed her name to the bottom of some versions circulating on the Internet, but she wasn't concerned that it's been made public.
"We're not trying to hide anything," she said. "This is the kind of form we use."
Quinslick told WND her department has prepared similar documents for several contagious diseases to "have them ready just in case."
But at the same time, she said, state law requires that when IPDH does need to quarantine someone, it be done in the least restrictive way possible, which typically means in the person's home.
"Usually when we relocate, it's only because they have no place to be, like a homeless tuberculosis patient," Quinslick said, "One time, I recall, we relocated a homeless man to his relative's house."
The Facility Quarantine Order for the H1N1 virus that has been circulated online illustrates Quinslick's point.
Following the order that a person be removed from his or her home, the form contains a blank for explaining the reason, including one of the following: "the person violated a previously issued home quarantine order, the person does not have an appropriate home setting conducive to home quarantine, etc."
Quinslick told WND it was doubly unlikely the state would use the form, since the swine flu has proven less dangerous than earlier estimates.
"I don't anticipate using [the form] for H1N1, since it's been shown to be a very mild disease," Quinslick said. "We found this spring it's not as serious as feared."
As for fears that Iowa is preparing detention centers for rounding up the people who refuse swine flu shots, Quinslick was quick to dismiss the idea.
"Iowa has no relocation facility currently," she said. "If we can't quarantine a person in their home, we usually use a hotel room. There's not a facility, no gymnasium or anything like that set up.
"And I've never been in on any discussion of forcing people to be vaccinated," she added. "If there's a highly contagious outbreak and a person refuses vaccination, that's fine, they don't need to be vaccinated, but they may need to stay home until we're certain the danger has passed."
Cops jump on swine-flu power: Shots heard 'round the world
Pandemic bill allows health authorities to enter homes, detain without warrant
A "pandemic response bill" currently making its way through the Massachusetts state legislature would allow authorities to forcefully quarantine citizens in the event of a health emergency, compel health providers to vaccinate citizens, authorize forceful entry into private dwellings and destruction of citizen property and impose fines on citizens for noncompliance.
If citizens refuse to comply with isolation or quarantine orders in the event of a health emergency, they may be imprisoned for up to 30 days and fined $1,000 per day that the violation continues.
Massachusetts' pandemic response bill
"Pandemic Response Bill" 2028 was passed by the Massachusetts state Senate on April 28 and is now awaiting approval in the House.
As stated in the bill, upon declaration by the governor that an emergency exists that is considered detrimental to public health or upon declaration of a state of emergency, a local public health authority, with approval of the commissioner, may exercise the following authorities (emphasis added):
to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises;
to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended;
to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;
to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;
to require a health care facility to provide services or the use of its facility, or to transfer the management and supervision of the health care facility to the department or to a local public health authority;
to control ingress to and egress from any stricken or threatened public area, and the movement of persons and materials within the area;
to adopt and enforce measures to provide for the safe disposal of infectious waste and human remains, provided that religious, cultural, family, and individual beliefs of the deceased person shall be followed to the extent possible when disposing of human remains, whenever that may be done without endangering the public health;
to procure, take immediate possession from any source, store, or distribute any anti-toxins, serums, vaccines, immunizing agents, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical agents or medical supplies located within the commonwealth as may be necessary to respond to the emergency;
to require in-state health care providers to assist in the performance of vaccination, treatment, examination, or testing of any individual as a condition of licensure, authorization, or the ability to continue to function as a health care provider in the commonwealth;
to waive the commonwealth's licensing requirements for health care professionals with a valid license from another state in the United States or whose professional training would otherwise qualify them for an appropriate professional license in the commonwealth;
to allow for the dispensing of controlled substance by appropriate personnel consistent with federal statutes as necessary for the prevention or treatment of illness;
to authorize the chief medical examiner to appoint and prescribe the duties of such emergency assistant medical examiners as may be required for the proper performance of the duties of office;
to collect specimens and perform tests on any animal, living or deceased;
to exercise authority under sections 95 and 96 of chapter 111;
to care for any emerging mental health or crisis counseling needs that individuals may exhibit, with the consent of the individuals
State and local agencies responding to the public health emergency would be required to exercise their powers over transportation routes, communication devices, carriers, public utilities, fuels, food, clothing and shelter, according to the legislation.
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Wild Thing's comment........
God help us. This administration is totally out of control.
The Massachusetts bill is based on a document titled The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act was initially written by a lawyer who assisted in drafting this proposal was also very involved in Hillary Clinton's health care task force. Thirty eight states have passed a total of 66 bills or resolutions that include provisions from or closely related to the Act. The extent to which the Act's provisions are incorporated into each state's laws varies. The status of these bills by state can be seen at www.publichealthlaw.net
Hillarycare and Obamacare all in one.
Unrelenting and increasing pressure is working with the Tea Party Express and the Townhall meetings. Obama and his gang will try all they can to put this bill through, but we still have a chance to stop it. Our side is growing in numbers and not only Republicans and we conservatives but also democrats are joining in as we have seen.
....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.
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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
Posted by Wild Thing at September 2, 2009 07:48 AM
These socialist bastards in government want to control us in every way and by any means.
If I get the swine flu, I will just stay home. Friends can deliver my food and medicines. I would not expect the local police to break down my door and drag me off. Federal agents though are different. They may require a shootout.
Posted by: TomR at September 2, 2009 11:41 AM
But this is what they want-you in an internment camp for the rest of your life while Obamanation and his cronies destroy everything you worked so hard for. I will NOT allow them to take me or my children or my spouse anywhere away from me. Home quarantine is fine. But just think of all the people who will lose their jobs if they get taken away to a "specialized" facility. Anyone see the movie Idiocracy? How about Fortress? Logan's Run? Soylent Green? Here they come!!!
Posted by: Lynn at September 2, 2009 02:17 PM
This is truly amazing. HIV and Tuberculosis you are not quarantined. So what is going on here, Why the big Scare about the H1N1. Now they are quarantining "victims" ? This doesn't make any sense.
They haven't quarantined anybody in 65 years, and that was for Scarlet Fever. My Sister was quarantined in 1943 for Scarlet Fever, a day after that, they downgraded Scarlet Fever to Scarlettina and removed the sign. This whole thing wreeks of Socialism.
Another crisis to take more freedom away.
Posted by: Mark at September 2, 2009 02:29 PM
Quarantine = re-education camp. Just another tool to use against us. Cap and trade, flu vaccine, socialized medicine, census etc. From all that i'm reading, the vaccine isn't safe. I'm worried about our troops having to be subjected to this.
Posted by: Jim at September 2, 2009 09:00 PM
I agree, they did not do this about HIV
anywhere in our country.
Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2009 10:23 PM