The AHA today joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association in urging the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a district court decision that refused to allow a case involving the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 to proceed in federal court and sent it back to state court for further proceedings.    
   
“Over a decade ago, Congress recognized the possibility of a nationwide public health emergency much like COVID-19, and expressly provided certain protections for those on the front line of responding to it, in the PREP Act,” the friend-of-the-court brief states. “…Rather than leave the adjudication of disputes arising from a national emergency response to disparate state courts across the country, Congress established an exclusive federal remedial scheme and expressly preempted state law that might interfere with that scheme.” 
 

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