4222.0 Local Health Departments and the Law

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Local health departments are powerful public health actors, and many have felt the negative effects of shrinking budgets and lack of political will. This session will describe the legal authority of local health departments and describe various legal approaches (e.g., intergovernmental cooperation, collaboration) that local health departments can take to addressing these problems and getting important work done.
Session Objectives: Describe many ways in which the law is a powerful tool for local health departments. Explain the authority of local health departments, as well as some legal barriers commonly faced. Discuss ways such legal barriers can be mitigated.
Lance Gable, JD, MPH

Variation in State Statutes Governing Local Board of Health Structure
Elizabeth Harper, BS, F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD and Julia F. Costich, JD, PhD
Public Health Law Collaboration in State and Local Health Agencies: Opportunities Moving Forward
Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH, Nija Rivera, MPH, Scott Burris, JD, LLD, Nancy Kaufman, RN, MS and Ira Kaufman, PhD

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