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Public Health Law Manual, 3rd Edition
Frank P. Grad, LLB
Hardcover: 372 pages
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Do you need to understand how the law can affect you and your job? This valuable manual explores the legal aspects of the public health field. It is specifically geared to public health professionals who enforce, administer, and provide health services, and is frequently used as a text in public health courses, as well as in health law courses.
The classic authority on public health law, this book serves as a common framework to facilitate communications and cooperation between health professionals and their legal advisors. Like the first two editions, this edition is addressed primarily to health professionals in the broad and expanding field of public health— health professionals who are responsible for assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. Although public health law applies to both private organizations and individuals, its principal impact is on governmental agencies, particularly federal agencies and state and local health departments working to protect "population health."
This book is invaluable for transforming the black letter of the law on the statute books into real–life protection of the public's health.
Substantial treatment is given to environmental health law. It also provides greatly enriched material on legal aspects of personal health services, including right of privacy, recent abortion and "right to die" cases, and an expanded discussion of law and policy governing HIV/AIDS. There is also an in–depth analysis of the new HIPAA Privacy Rule providing the first national standards for certain individually identifiable health data. An important new chapter covers the need for Public International Concern—a sweeping review of examples of the principal international agencies, treaties, legal instruments and documents on international public health policies including SARS, bioterrorism, ozone depletion, and global warming.
Contents of this book fully cover these topics:
- recognizing and managing legal problems
- effective communication with lawyers
- legal sources of public health powers
- protection of individual rights, including equal protection, due process, and privacy rights
- laws relating to communicable diseases, including AIDS
- permits, licenses, and registrations
- searches and inspections
- embargo and seizures and more.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. APHA has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health for over 125 years. Throughout its history it has been in the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote health. APHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a unique, multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study, and action.
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