Each signatory submits, in accordance with its own laws, the payment of compensation and death benefits to injured members of that signatory`s forces and to deceased members of those forces if the members are injured or killed while assisted by another signatory under this agreement, in the same manner and conditions as if the violation or death were suffered in their own jurisdiction. Finally, with respect to agreements with Canadian provinces and Mexican states, the establishment of labour relations will allow U.S. lawyers to rely, to some extent, on lawyers from Canada and Mexico to explain their laws. Nevertheless, U.S. lawyers would be well advised to develop expertise on these laws to ensure that mutual assistance agreements are negotiated on a sound legal basis and that they meet the objectives shared by the U.S. and Mexican states and The Canadian provinces. Relations between national and provincial governments in Canada are roughly similar to relations between U.S. states and do not themselves appear to be an obstacle to mutual assistance agreements.26 While there are certainly some areas of legal evidence that will raise areas of disagreement and the need for further discussion and negotiation, Canada`s national and provincial lawyers were prepared to engage in dialogue on the issues. as soon as they happen. 4. In the event of an emergency, each signatory will do its best to ensure that citizens or residents of another EU member country receive no less favourable health and social services than those made available to their own citizens, in a way that is made available to their own citizens.

MUTUAL AID IS THE PARTAGE OF stocks, equipment, personnel, information or other resources across political borders. This will be achieved effectively through adherence to mutual assistance agreements. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Congress approved the Emergence Management Assistance Pact (EMAC), passed in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Table 1▶). shared as part of Hurricane Katrina`s response and recovery efforts. Hurricane Katrina triggered a flow of personnel, equipment and assistance from other countries to the affected areas; Epidemiologists and other public health experts helped identify and control public health risks in the aftermath of the storm.