572 - Public Health Law (3)

Students study legal powers and duties of government to assure the conditions necessary for the public to be healthy (e.g., to identify, prevent, and ameliorate health risks to the population), and the limitations on government’s power to constrain the autonomous, privacy, proprietary, and other legally protected interests of individuals for the protection and promotion of public health. Topics covered include the foundation and scope of public health state policy powers; health promotion, persuasion, and free expression control of infectious diseases; bioterrorism; public health regulation of property and the professions; tort law’s role in public health; and obesity and the scope of public health.