Organization and Legal Basis of Public Health. Objectives. Describe legal responsibilities and limitations of the public health professional. Describe the general organization of public health at the federal, state, and local levels.
Inspection & Licensure
November 9, 1915
Fairness in the procedural application of the law:
Opportunity tobe heard
Laws must be applied evenhandedly
People in similar situations must be treated similarly
Show no favoritism
Governmental intrusion must be warranted
Individual Privacy vs. Protection of Population
According to clear procedures
Main legal authority for public health
Federal RuleFederal Regulation
State RuleState Regulation
Local RuleLocal Regulation
Can you get sued?