Law In Public Health Practice

Hardcover | January 5, 2007

EditorRichard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez

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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 athorough 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 andpractice, 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 topicssuch 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 healthapplications 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, anddisabilities. 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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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 athorough review of the legal basis and authorities...

Richard A. Goodman is with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Richard E. Hoffman is at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Wilfredo Lopez is with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Gene W. Matthews is at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Mark A. Rothstein is ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.42 inPublished:January 5, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Interdependency of Law and Public Health. Wendy E. Parmet: 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. 1. Lawrence O. Gostin, F. Ed Thompson, and Frank P. Grad: The Law and the Public's Health: The Foundations2. Richard A. Goodman, Paula L. Kocher, Daniel J. O'Brien, and Frank S. Alexander: The Structure of Law in Public Health Systems and Practice3. Peter D. Jacobson, Richard E. Hoffman, and Wilfredo Lopez: Regulating Public Health: Principles and Application of Administrative Law4. Daniel D. Stier and Diane M. Nicks: Public Health and the Judiciary5. Ruth Gaare Bernheim, Phillip Nieburg, and Richard J. Bonnie: Ethics and the Practice of Public Health6. Zita Lazzarini, Richard A. Goodman, and Kim S. Dammers: Criminal Law and Public Health Practice7. David P. Fidler and Martin S. Cetron: International ConsiderationsSection II. The Law and Core Public Health Applications. 8. Wilfredo Lopez and Thomas R. Frieden: Legal Counsel to Public Health Practitioners9. Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, and James L. Hadler: Frontline Public Health: Surveillance and Outbreak Investigations10. James G. Hodge, Jr., Richard E. Hoffman, Deborah W. Tress, and Verla S. Neslund: Identifiable Health Information and the Public's Health: Practice, Research, and Policy11. Gene W. Matthews, Ernest B. Abbott, Richard E. Hoffman, and Martin S. Cetron: Legal Authorities for Interventions in Public Health Emergencies12. T. Howard Stone, Heather H. Horton, Robert M. Pestronk, and Montrece M. Ransom: Considerations for Special PopulationsSection III. The Law in Controlling and Preventing Diseases, Injuries, and Disabilities. 13. Ellen Wright Clayton and Mark A. Rothstein: Integrating Genomics into Public Health Policy and Practice14. Kevin M. Malone and Alan R. Hinman: Vaccination Mandates: The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights15. Leslie Kux, Jeremy Sobel, and Kevin Fain: Control of Foodborne Diseases16. Edward P. Richards, III and Guthrie S. Birkhead: Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections17. Angela K. McGowan, Ross C. Brownson, Lynne S. Wilcox, and George A. Mensah: Chronic Disease Control18. Richard A. Daynard, Mark A. Gottlieb, Edward L. Sweda, Jr., Lissy C. Friedman, and Michael P. Eriksen: Prevention and Control of Diseases Associated with Tobacco Use19. Bebe J. Anderson, Maurizio Macaluso, and Lynne S. Wilcox: Reproductive Health20. Paul A. Locke, Henry Falk, Christopher S. Kochtitsky, and Christine P. Bump: Environmental Health and Protection21. Daniel D. Stier, James A. Mercy, and Melvin Kohn: Injury Prevention22. Gary Rischitelli and Michael A. Silverstein: Occupational Safety and Health LawLegal Glossary for Public Health Practitioners. Index.