New York State Public Health Legal Manual, 2nd Ed.

New York State Public Health Legal Manual: A Guide for Judges, Attorneys and Public Health Professionals, 2nd Ed.

In times of public health emergencies, including the current coronavirus outbreak, state and local governments and public health professionals are able to respond more effectively and efficiently if they understand the lines of authority and the diverse roles that governments and individuals play, and the governing laws that affect their actions. This important resource clarifies these issues by sorting through the myriad statutes and rules governing public health.

The New York State Public Health Legal Manual is the result of a collaboration between the New York State Unified Court System, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It contains a foreword by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and New York State Bar Association President Henry M. “Hank” Greenberg.

During this unprecedented time of public health crisis, the New York State Bar Association is making this publication free to the public.

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