Law in Public Health Practice / Edition 1

Law in Public Health Practice / Edition 1

by Richard A. Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195148711

ISBN-13: 9780195148718

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Continually changing health threats, technologies, science, and demographics require that public health professionals have an understanding of law sufficient to address complex new public health challenges as they come into being. Law in Public Health Practice, Second Edition provides a thorough review of the legal basis and authorities for the core…  See more details below

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Continually changing health threats, technologies, science, and demographics require that public health professionals have an understanding of law sufficient to address complex new public health challenges as they come into being. Law in Public Health Practice, Second Edition provides a thorough review of the legal basis and authorities for the core elements of public health practice and solid discussions of existing and emerging high-priority areas where law and public health intersect.

As in the previous edition, each chapter is authored jointly by experts in law and public health. This new edition features three completely new chapters, with several others thoroughly revised and updated. New chapters address such topics as the structure of law in US public health systems and practice, the role of the judiciary in public health, and law in chronic disease prevention and control. The chapter on public health emergencies has also been fully revised to take into account both the SARS epidemic of 2003 and the events of the Fall of 2001. The chapter now discusses topics such as the legal basis for declaring emergencies, the legal structure of mutual aid agreements, and the role of the military in emergencies. Other fully revised chapters include those on genomics, injury prevention, identifiable health information, and ethics in the practice of public health.

The book begins with a section on the legal basis for public health practice, including foundations and structure of the law, discussions of the judiciary, ethics and practice of public health, and criminal law and international considerations. The second section focuses on core public health applications and the law, and includes chapters on legal counsel for public health practitioners, legal authorities for interventions in public health emergencies, and considerations for special populations. The third section discusses the law in controlling and preventing diseases, injuries, and disabilities. This section includes chapters on genomics, vaccinations, foodborne illness, STDs, reproductive health, chronic disease control, tobacco use, and occupational and environmental health.

All chapters take a practical approach and are written in an accessible, user-friendly fashion. This is an excellent resource for a wide readership of public health practitioners, lawyers, and healthcare providers, as well as for educators and students of law and public health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195148718
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Glossary of Selected Legal Terms Used in This Book
Introduction: The Interdependency of Law and Public Health
Pt. ILegal Basis for Public Health Practice
1The Law and the Public's Health: The Foundations3
2Regulating Public Health: Principles and Applications of Administrative Law23
3Ethics and the Practice of Public Health43
4Criminal Law and Public Health Practice63
5International Considerations93
Pt. IIThe Law and Core Public Health Functions
6Interaction Between Public Health Practitioners and Legal Counsel123
7Frontline Public Health: Surveillance and Outbreak Investigations143
8Public Health Research and Health Information160
9Implementation and Management of Public Health Programs in a Managed-Care Legal Framework175
10Legal Authorities for Interventions During Public Health Emergencies195
11Considerations for Special Populations211
Pt. IIIThe Law in Controlling and Preventing Diseases, Injuries, and Disabilities
12Integrating Genomics into Public Health Policy and Practice245
13Vaccination Mandates: The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights262
14Control of Foodborne Diseases285
15Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections307
16Tobacco Prevention and Control323
17Reproductive Health348
18Environmental Health and Protection371
19Injury Prevention and the Law399
20Occupational Safety and Health Law416
Index441

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