"Public health law isn't just for lawyers. Or at least it doesn't have to be. The New Public Health Law is the first textbook to arm lawyers and public health professionals of any background with the tools to fully exploit the potential of law to improve public health. Its transdisciplinary approach breaks down complex legal processes into discrete and understandable stages, making it an indispensable roadmap for the difficult work of crafting, monitoring, and improving public health laws. Suitable for courses in public health, law, and social work, this text offers straightforward chapters that move through the life-cycle of public health law practice from the perspective of attorneys and non-attorneys: policy development; implementation; advocacy; enforcement; and monitoring and evaluation. Introductory chapters set out necessary background on the health and legal systems, ethics, and the federal structure of U.S. law, and ensuing chapters outline the legal doctrines essential to public health law at all levels. Enriched with thought-provoking exercises and written for readers of any background, The New Public Health Law sets a new and richly accessible standard for understanding and leveraging policy to further the public good."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Public health and law The public health law system A transdisciplinary approach to public health law Ethics in transdisciplinary practice Identifying public health problems Choosing a legal approach Evidence for policy : sources and nature of evidence The constitution, federalism, and federal preemption Federal public health authority State and local public health authority Constitutional limitations : due process of law Constitutional limitations : equal protection of law Constitutional limitations : the first and second amendments Administrative challenges Strategic considerations How to write a law Public health advocacy Models of regulation The enforcement process Defending lawsuits Scientific evaluation in transdisciplinary public health research and practice.
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Available in Other Form
Print version: Burris, Scott. New public health law. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press,