Major points of emphasis for Committee member and supporters include:
1) Potential criminalization of medical judgment during disaster times;
2) Liability protection for physicians and nurses who serve during disaster times;
3) Disaster triage precipitated by government action or inaction leaving physicians and nurses the subject of litigation; and
4) Absence of a defined standard of care and a need for an objective standard by which physician conduct during a disaster can be judged by the legal system.