Emergency Personnel Protection Act

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Welcome to the companion web site
to Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader. This site will
enhance your reading experience and serve as an important resource
as you continue your study of public health law. I have long been
fascinated by the intersection of public health, law, ethics, and
human rights. It is my hope that you will find these topics and
issues as intriguing as I do.

Lawrence O. Gostin

1 Public
Health Law, Ethics, and Human Rights: Mapping the Issues

Full text
of chapter 1
2 Public
health: the population-based perspective
Report of the Sanitary Commission of Massachusetts • On the Mode
of Communication of Cholera • Healthy People 2010 • Links
to public health organizations • The Future of the Public’s Health
in the 21st Century
Public Health Code of Ethics • World Bank Country Reports on
Health, Nutrition, Population, and Poverty • Tradition, Profession,
and Values in Public Health: A Training Module
4 Human
rights and public health
Declaration of Human Rights • General Comment No. 14: The Right
to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health • International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights • International Covenant
on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
in public health: philosophy, risk, and cost
v. Vermont • School Board of Nassau County, Florida v.
Arline • United States v. Ottati & Goss, Inc. •
Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO v. American Petroleum

6 Public
health duties and powers
Peconic Baykeeper v. Suffolk County • DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services • Geier v. American Honda Motor Co. • South Dakota v. Dole • United States v.
Lopez • Solid Waste Agencyv. United States Army Corps of Engineers
• Printz v. United States • Westside Mothers v. Haveman
• Strawser v. Atkins • Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine •
Lorillard Tobacco v. Reilly • University of Alabama v. Garrett
• United States v. Morrison
7 Public
health and the protection of individual rights
v. Board of Health • Yick Wo v. Hopkins • Jacobson v. Massachusetts
• Jew Ho v. Williamson • City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living
Center • Mathews v. Eldridge • Greene v. Edwards •
United States v. Emerson • Romer v. Evans • Board of Regents
v. Roth
8 Public
health regulation of property and the professions
v. Axelrod • FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. •
Whitman v. American Trucking Associations, Inc. • See v. Seattle
• New York v. Burger • Dent v. West Virginia • Lucas
v. South Carolina Coastal Council • Philip Morris, Inc. v. Harshbarger
• Philip Morris, Inc. v. Reilly • Lochner v. New York •
The Regulation of Nuisances in the American Colonies • City of
New York v. New St. Marks Baths

9 Tort
litigation for the public’s health
Chicago v. Beretta • Cincinnati
v. Beretta • Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • General Electric Co. v. Joiner • Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael •
10 Surveillance
and public health research: privacy and the “right to know”
v. Roe • MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases • CDC
Guidelines for National HIV Case Surveillance • HIPAA Regulations:
Use of Information for Public Health Purposes • The Model State
Public Health Privacy Act • Tarasoff v. Regents of the University
of California • Presidential Apology for the Tuskegee Study •
CDC Tuskegee Study Web Site
11 Health
promotion: education, persuasion, and free expression
Pelman v. McDonald’s Corporation (Court of Appeals) • NYC C.L.A.S.H., Inc. v. City of New York, et al. • Pelman v. McDonald’s Corporation • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission of New York • Rubin v. Coors Brewing Co. • 44 Liquormart, Inc. v. Rhode Island • International Dairy Foods Association v. Amestoy • Posadas de Puerto Rico Associates v. Tourism Company of Puerto Rico • Bad Frog Brewery, Inc. v. New York State Liquor Authority
• Lorillard Tobacco v. Reilly • Thompson v. Western States
Medical Center
12 Biological
interventions to control infectious disease: immunization, screening,
and treatment
International Health Regulations • International Health Regulations – Comments • WHO Avian Influenza Report • Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Control of Infectious Diseases • Ferguson v. City of Charleston • Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives’
Association • Treasury Employees Union v. Von Raab • McCarthy v. Boozman • Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Impact of Vaccines Universally Recommended for Children • Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act • Brown v. Stone • National, State, and Urban
Area Vaccination Coverage Levels among Children Aged 19-35 Months
• Zucht v. King
13 Restrictions
of the person: civil confinement and criminal punishment
Origin of “Quarantine” • Local Quarantine and Inoculation
for Smallpox in the American Colonies • Kirk v. Board of Health
• City of New York v. Antoinette R, • Indiana v. Haines
• New Jersey v. Smith • United States v. Moore • United
States v. Johnson • United States v. Sturgis

State Emergency Health Powers Act • General Accounting Office
Reports • West Nile Virus: A State of the Art Assessment of Law
and Policy