Chronic DiseaseDiseases and illnesses that are long-lasting or recurrent are classified as "chronic". Legal implications are usually specific to the illness, such as the authority to administer unhalers for asthma sufferers. A list of illnesses with available information is listed below.
George A. Mensah, et al., Law
as a tool for preventing chronic diseases: expanding the
spectrum of effective public health strategies, Preventing
Chronic Disease [serial online: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/] 2004 Apr (made avaialble in pdf/archive format).
Article discussing the important roles that laws have played in public health.
(Posted: May 2004)