Domain 6 - Public Health Laws

Standard 6.1

Review existing laws and work with governing entities and elected/appointed officials to update as needed.

Public health laws should be current with public health knowledge, practices, and emerging issues in public health. Laws may need to be revised to also be current with societal actions and behaviors that place individuals or groups at health risk. Health departments must have the legal capacity to review laws, as well as the ability to assess them for recommended changes. Health departments should collaborate and work with the appropriate entities to effect changes to a law, when needed.

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