Introduction to Communicable Disease Law: Part 2
Length: 40 minutes
This presentation by Jill Moore, MPH, JD, Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government at the Institute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the viewer an introduction to communicable disease law.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Describe the balance CD laws must strike between individual and community rights
- Understand common legal issues in CD control including immunization requirements and their exceptions, compulsory versus mandatory screening, partner notification (duty to warn versus duty to inform), and constitutional constraints on isolation and quarantine
- Distinguish civil from criminal enforcement of CD laws
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|6) Manages public health programs consistent with public health laws and regulations (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)|
|2) Distinguishes prominent events in the history of the public health profession (6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 11, Function 1: Engage partners and identify factors that impact non-pharmaceutical interventions|
|Capability 11, Function 2: Determine non-pharmaceutical interventions|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.6. Act within the scope of one's legal authority.|
Lawrence O. Gostin, Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press, 2000).
Jill Moore, Responding to Biological Threats: The Public Health System's Communicable Disease Control Authority (University of North Carolina Institute of Government, Health Law Bulletin No. 78, October 2001).
Available on the Internet at http://ncinfo.iog.unc.edu/pubs/electronicversions/pdfs/hlb78.pdf.
Jill Moore, Bioterrorism, the Public's Health and the Law, North Carolina Medical Journal, Vol. 63, No. 5 (September/October 2002), pp. 268-270.
The Model State Public Health Act (Draft, January 31, 2003) (Turning Point Public Health Statute Modernization Collaborative).
Available on the Internet at http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/deu/turningpoint/publications.htm.
Author and Narrator:
Jennifer Horney, MPH
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
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