Public Health Law in a New Century. Part II: Public Health Powers and Limits
Gostin, Lawrence O.
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 2000 June 14; 283(22): 2979-2984
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Gostin, Lawrence O. (2000-06-14)The Constitution allocates public health powers among the federal government and the states. Federal public health powers include the authority to tax, spend, and regulate interstate commerce. These powers enable the federal ...
Gostin, Lawrence O. (2000-06-21)Public health interventions need justification because they intrude on individual rights and incur economic costs. Coercive interventions can be justified in only 3 cases: to avert a risk of serious harm to other persons, to ...