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 quarantine; testing for and reporting of communicable diseases; sensitive health information; ethical research practices; the fourth amendment and the duty to warn; the first amendment and health warnings and labels; tobacco litigation as a public health strategy; the role of law in addressing the obesity epidemic; and emergency legal preparedness.

Grading: Letter-graded.

Prerequisite(s): Recommended: Constitutional Law Liberties

Credits: 3

Offered: Spring

Categories:
Elective

Subject Areas:
Health Law:: edit ::

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

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