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Public Health Law

What is "Public Health Law"

Public health laws are those statutes and regulations which are put in place to ensure the conditions for people to be healthy are readily available to all those who live, learn, work, and play in a specific geography. They include the policies that prevent food from being prepared in dangerous conditions that could expose you to harmful diseases and illnesses. Public health laws also assure funding for inspections, assessments, and the identification of issues affecting the health of the populations we serve.

More specifically, public health laws are those laws which are enacted to protect your health and provide you with the means to be the healthiest you can be. Public health laws can be enacted at the federal, state, and local level. For details on applicable laws in our jurisdiction, please see the links below.