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The urgency of arrangement legal facilities for health workers in public health emergency

Abstract

Background: The public health crisis that all countries around the world have experienced is the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed strengths and weaknesses in many legal frameworks. A public health emergency (PHE) is carried out quickly by health workers to save lives. This study intends to analyze legal certainty in adequate norms in the Health Law to fill the void in norms regarding guarantees of legal protection and access to government legal facilities for health workers related to PHE.

Methods: Using normative legal research methods with a statutory approach (statue approach) and a conceptual approach towards PHE.

Results:  The results of this study indicate that the Health Law only regulates legal protection guarantees in general and does not regulate in detail the legal facilities that can be accessed by health workers when dealing with legal cases, so this will result in non-optimal legal protection guarantees.

Conclusion: In formulating future policies to help health workers resolve legal issues in PHE, the government must be able to develop provisions by adapting and adopting the guidelines of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for future legal framework readiness in public health emergencies and preparing institutions lawfully appointed to accommodate the government's responsibility for legal certainty for health workers. Keywords: legal facilities, public health emergencies, health workers

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How to Cite

Parwati, N. M., Rwa Jayantiari, I. G. A. M. ., Purwani, S. P. M. ., & Kuswardhani, R. T. . (2023). The urgency of arrangement legal facilities for health workers in public health emergency. Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science, 17(2), 160–164. https://doi.org/10.15562/ijbs.v17i2.474

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