"In this bold new edition, Gostin is joined by coauthor Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze the crucial role of law in addressing today's major health threats, including emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters, car fatalities, gun violence, opioid overdoses, and chronic diseases caused by tobacco use, poor diet, and physical inactivity. The book creates an intellectual framework for the modern field of public health law and supports that framework with illustrations of the scientific, political, and ethical issues involved. In proposing innovative solutions for the future of the public's health, Gostin and Wiley's essential study provides a blueprint for coming public and political debates in this dynamic field. New issues covered in this edition: Corporate personhood rights raised in response to regulations of tobacco, food and beverages, alcohol, firearms, prescription drugs, and marijuana; local government authority to protect the public's health; deregulation and harm reduction as modes of public health law intervention; taxation, spending, and alteration of the socioeconomic environment as modes of public health law intervention; access to health care as a strategy for protecting the public's health; taxation, spending, licensing, zoning, and shared-use strategies for chronic disease prevention; the public health law perspective on violence and injury prevention; health justice as a framework for reducing health disparities and protecting the public's health"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-717) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
A theory and definition of public health law Risk regulation : a systemic evaluation Public health law in the constitutional design : public health powers and duties Constitutional limits on the exercise of public health powers : safeguarding individual rights and freedoms Public health governance : delegation and democracy Direct regulation for the public's health and safety Tort law and the public's health : indirect regulation Taxation, spending, and the social safety net : hidden effects on public health Surveillance and public health research : privacy, security, and confidentiality of personal health information Infectious disease prevention and control Public health emergency preparedness : terrorism, pandemics, and disasters Non-communicable disease prevention : promoting healthier lifestyles Injury and violence prevention from a public health perspective : promoting safer lifestyles Health justice and the future of public health law.
KF3775 .G67 2016
Oakland, California : University of California Press,