Gostin, Lawrence O.
March 2007
Journal of Health Care Law & Policy;2007, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses the theory and definition of public health law. The author notes that public health law is a study of legal powers and duties of the state to ensure the quality of physical and mental health in the population that are consistent with social justice. He highlights the importance of the government's role in protecting and promoting public's health as a salient value. He believes that the public health law should balance powers and human freedom.


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