23 March 2020 – Authorised requisitioning resources and premises

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Emergency government
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The March 23 law granted the state the power to requisition resources and establishments in order to fight the pandemic.

By this law, the state can requisition any medical establishment and any goods or services necessary for the functioning of these establishments, such as medical supplies and health care professionals.

The state can also requisition any raw materials necessary to manufacture medical supplies, as well as any aircraft or personnel necessary to deliver these supplies.

This law also gives the state the authority to requisition any establishment for use as a medical facility or for storage; certain establishments, such as restaurants and religious buildings, are exempt from this order. In the case of excessive deaths from the virus, the State can requisition funeral establishments and their personnel.
Full details here: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000041746694&categorieLien=cid