Public Health Law (4345)

Introduces students to the fundamentals of public health law, including those constitutional, administrative, and statutory provisions that empower or mandate government to act for the health of the community and those that curtail the state’s power to do so. Covers the major issues in public health law today, including testing for and reporting of communicable diseases; sensitive health information, the fourth amendment and the duty to warn; tobacco litigation as a public health strategy; the role of law in addressing the obesity epidemic; and emergency legal preparedness.

Grading: Letter-graded. Based on a paper.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law Liberties

Credits: 3

Offered: Spring


Subject Areas:
Health Law:: edit ::

Taught by: Julie Ralston Aoki D. Douglas Blanke Maggie Mahoney Elizabeth I. Wrobel

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