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Law is an important public health tool that plays a critical role in reducing illness and premature death. Public health law examines the authority of the government at various jurisdictional levels to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms.
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Public Health Emergency Legal Preparedness Clearinghouse

The Public Health Law Program website includes material and links on the law of public health emergency legal preparedness. Some categories of interest include: bioterrorism, planning, mass casualties, natural disasters, outbreaks and incidents, and radiation emergencies. More
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