What is "Public Health Law"
Public health laws are statutes and regulations 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. For example, these laws include policies that prevent food from being prepared in dangerous conditions that could expose you to harmful diseases and illnesses. Additionally, public health laws also assure funding for inspections, assessments, and the identification of issues affecting you and the health of those around you.
More specifically, these laws are enacted to protect your health and provide you with the means to be the healthiest you can be. Furthermore, public health laws are enacted at the federal, state, and local levels alike. For details on applicable laws in our jurisdiction, please see the links below.
State Laws and Regulations
These are public health laws which are enacted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky legislative bodies including the House of Representatives and Senate. They include both statutes and regulations that stipulate, how, what, when, where, and who as it applies to protecting your health and assuring access to health resources.
Likewise, local regulations are those public health laws enacted at the local level by the District Board of Health. Specifically, these laws are adopted to address distinct needs and issues as it relates to your health. Such regulations do not cross county lines and are not applicable in communities outside of the Three Rivers District.
03 -Public Health Regulation 317-03 – Repealed