Symposium on Due Processes in Public Health: Constitutional Foundations and Implications for Public Health Practice
The symposium on due processes
in public health will take place Monday, June 12, 2006, from 11:00
am to 1:30 pm at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the site of the 2006
The Public’s Health and the Law in the 21st Century conference.
Pre-registration is preferred but not required.
To pre-register for this session,
please send an email with your name, email address, and affiliation
to Briana Grovhoug Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symposium Goal:To explore Constitutional bases
for due process protections as they apply in public health practice,
including substantive and procedural due process.
This special symposium session will cover the topic of due process
in public health practice through presentations made by three
distinguished experts, each of whom possesses unique background and
expertise with respect to this topic. The session’s scope will
encompass Constitutional foundations of due process, due process in
routine public health practice situations, and, to enrich audience
members’ understandings of due process in public health practice by
way of comparison and contrast, due process and relevant standards
in criminal proceedings. Following individual presentations, the
speakers will answer questions from the audience and, time
permitting, may engage in a panel discussion which examines due
process in action by way of a case scenario implicating substantive
and procedural due process considerations. The speakers’
presentations will encompass the following:
- Academic law:
Constitutional foundations of due process, including a brief
historical context for the Bill of Rights and 5th Amendment;
post-Civil War enactment of the 14th Amendment; basics of
substantive due process and judicial review; basics of procedural
due process in both civil and criminal proceedings; and basics of
- Public health legal practice: Due process in
public health practice, with a predominant emphasis on procedural
due process as illustrated through brief, selected examples from
public health practice.
- Criminal law and procedure: Due process in
criminal proceedings, and distinguishing due process considerations
in criminal proceedings from those applying in civil proceedings and
routine public health case situations.
law –> Wendy Parmet, JD, Professor of Law, Northeastern
University Law School, Boston
- Public health legal practitioner
–> Wilfredo Lopez, JD, General Counsel for Health, New York City
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Criminal law and procedure
–> Francis Schmitz, JD, Assistant U.S. Attorney and National
Crisis Management Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice,
"Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."
-George Bernard Shaw