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Call # KF3775 .G67 2008
Author Gostin, Lawrence O. (Lawrence Ogalthorpe)
Title Public health law : power, duty, restraint / Lawrence O. Gostin
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008
Edition 2nd ed
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Descript. xxxi, 767 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Series California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 3
Summary/Abstract "Lawrence O. Gostin's seminal Public Health Law, first published in 2000, has been widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. Gostin's definition was based on the notion that the government bears certain responsibilities for advancing the health and well-being of the general population, and the book developed a rich understanding of the government's inherent powers and duties. Public Health Law's analysis of constitutional powers and limits, as well as statutory, administrative, and tort law, showed law to be an effective tool in the realization of a healthier and safer population." "In this completely revised second edition, Gostin analyzes the major health threats of our times, from emerging infectious diseases (e.g., SARS and pandemic influenza) to bioterrorism (e.g., the deliberate release of anthrax and smallpox) to chronic diseases caused by overweight and obesity. By analyzing transnational law, Gostin shows how public health law transcends national borders in areas ranging from infectious disease and tobacco use to world trade and access to essential medicines. Public Health Law creates an intellectual framework for the modern field of public health and supports that framework with illustrations of the intellectual, scientific, political, and ethical issues involved. In proposing innovative solutions for the future of the public's health, Gostin's essential study provides a blueprint for coming public and political debates about this vital and burgeoning field."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Public health laws -- United States
OCLC # 81252791
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 List of Tables 
 List of Boxes 
 Foreword / Daniel M. Fox, Samuel L. Milbank, Carmen Hooker Odom 
Pt. 1Conceptual Foundations of Public Health Law 
1A Theory and Definition of Public Health Law3
2Public Health Regulation: A Systematic Evaluation43
Pt. 2Law and the Public's Health 
3Public Health Law in the Constitutional Design: Public Health Powers and Duties77
4Constitutional Limits on the Exercise of Public Health Powers: Safeguarding Individual Rights and Freedoms113
5Public Health Governance: Direct Regulation for the Public's Health and Safety147
6Tort Law and the Public's Health: Indirect Regulation181
7Global Health Law: Health in a Global Community229
Pt. 3Public Health and Civil Liberties in Conflict 
8Surveillance and Public Health Research: Personal Privacy and the "Right to Know"287
9Health, Communication, and Behavior: Freedom of Expression333
10Medical Countermeasures for Epidemic Disease: Bodily Integrity371
11Public Health Strategies for Epidemic Disease: Association, Travel, and Liberty421
12Economic Liberty and the Pursuit of Public Health461
Pt. 4The Future of the Public's Health 
13Concluding Reflections on the Field491
 Selected Bibliography721
 Table of Cases741