Can States Force People Into Quarantine?05:55

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Kaci Hickox, the nurse who returned home to Maine after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, is refusing to comply with the state's 21 day quarantine. Some are criticizing her for putting the public at risk, while others say she's a champion of individual rights.

Professor Robert Gatter, co-director of St. Louis University's Center for Health Law Studies tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson whether states can legally quarantine an individual, and what legal standing a person would have to challenge a forced isolation.


This segment aired on October 30, 2014.

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