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Law in Public Health Practice

Richard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez, Gene W. Matthews, Mark Rothstein, and Karen Foster

Abstract

Continually changing health threats, technologies, science, and demographics require that public health professionals have an understanding of law sufficient to address complex new problems as they come into being. This book provides a 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. Each chapter is authored jointly by experts in law and public health. This second edition features three new chapters, with several others revised and updated. New chap ... More

Keywords: health threats, public health practice, criminal law, legal counsel, legal authorities, intervention, public health emergencies, preventing diseases, environmental health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195301489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard A. Goodman, editor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Richard E. Hoffman, editor
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Wilfredo Lopez, editor
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

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Contents

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Perspective: Law and Great Public Health Achievements

Anthony D. Moulton, Richard A. Goodman, and Wendy E. Parmet

Section I Legal Basis for Public Health Practice

Chapter 1 The Law and the Public's Health: The Foundations

Lawrence O. Gostin, F. Ed Thompson, * and Frank P. Grad

Chapter 2 The Structure of Law in Public Health Systems and Practice

Richard A. Goodman, * Paula L. Kocher, * Daniel J. O’Brien, and Frank S. Alexander

Chapter 3 Regulating Public Health: Principles and Application of Administrative Law

Peter D. Jacobson, Richard E. Hoffman, and Wilfredo Lopez

Chapter 4 PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE JUDICIARY

Daniel D. Stier * and Diane M. Nicks

Chapter 5 ETHICS AND THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Ruth Gaare Bernheim, Phillip Nieburg, and Richard J. Bonnie

Chapter 6 CRIMINAL LAW AND PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

Zita Lazzarini, Richard A. Goodman, * and Kim S. Dammers

Chapter 7 INTERNATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

David P. Fidler and Martin S. Cetron *

Section II The Law and Core Public Health Applications

Chapter 8 LEGAL COUNSEL TO PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Wilfredo Lopez and Thomas R. Frieden

Chapter 9 Frontline Public Health: Surveillance and Field Epidemiology

Verla S. Neslund, * Richard A. Goodman, * and James L. Hadler

Chapter 10 Identifiable Health Information and the Public's Health: Practice, Research, and Policy

James G. Hodge, Jr., Richard E. Hoffman, Deborah W. Tress, * and Verla S. Neslund *

Chapter 11 LEGAL AUTHORITIES FOR INTERVENTIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Gene W. Matthews, Ernest B. Abbott, Richard E. Hoffman, and Martin S. Cetron *

Chapter 12 CONSIDERATIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

T. Howard Stone, Heather H. Horton, * Robert M. Pestronk, and Montrece M. Ransom *

Section III The Law in Controlling and Preventing Diseases, Injuries, and Disabilities

Chapter 15 CONTROL OF FOODBORNE DISEASES

Leslie Kux, * Jeremy Sobel, * and Kevin M. Fain *

Chapter 16 BLOODBORNE AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

Edward P. Richards III and Guthrie S. Birkhead

Chapter 17 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF CHRONIC DISEASES

Angela K. McGowan, * Ross C. Brownson, Lynne S. Wilcox, * and George A. Mensah *

Chapter 18 Prevention and Control of Diseases Associated with Tobacco use through Law and Policy

Richard A. Daynard, Mark A. Gottlieb, Edward L. Sweda, Jr., Lissy C. Friedman, and Michael P. Eriksen

Chapter 19 REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Bebe J. Anderson, Maurizio Macaluso, * and Lynne S. Wilcox *

Chapter 20 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND PROTECTION

Paul A. Locke, Henry Falk, * Christopher S. Kochtitzky, * and Christine P. Bump

Chapter 21 INJURY PREVENTION

Daniel D. Stier, * James A. Mercy, * and Melvin Kohn

Chapter 22 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH LAW

Gary Rischitelli and Michael A. Silverstein

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