Chinese Law on SARS

2010, Chinese Law, Chinese Law Series, Health and Safety admin

By: Chenglin Liu

Cheglin Liu’s Chinese Law on SARS examines the political and legal aspects of the Chinese government’s reaction to the SARS epidemic between November 2002 and June 2003. This 7th addition to Hein’s Chinese Law Series traces the development of SARS and analyzes the contrasting responses of the government both before and after April 20, when the national campaign against SARS was officially launched and the government enacted laws that would play a crucial role in containing the epidemic. Liu’s work will serve as a valuable resource for anyone interested in public health law in China. All of the major legislation on SARS and other infectious diseases have been translated from Chinese into English by the author and are included in the appendices.

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Scope and Myths of Roe v. Wade

2010, Constitutional Law, Health and Safety, Hein's Electronic Documents Reprint Series, Humanities and the Law, Women and the Law admin

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session

The Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on March 2, 2006 to consider testimony on the legal and social impacts of Roe v. Wade, citing the common myths and confusion surrounding the law. This two-volume set includes an Appendix containing expert testimony on the psychological affects on the mental health of women who had abortions, multiple affidavits from women who underwent the procedure, and statements from representatives of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Abortion Federation. Scope and Myths of Roe v. Wade is a fundamental addition to any collection.

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Congress and the Tobacco Industry

2010, Health and Safety, Legislative History admin

A Legislative History of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009
Edited by: William H. Manz

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is the most comprehensive federal initiative against smoking since radio and television advertising was banned in 1971. Motivating forces for the Act include estimates that:

  • 21% of American adults smoke cigarettes
  • 23% of high school students also smoke
  • 438,000 deaths each year can be attributed to smoking

The Act was also intended to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court ruling in 2000, when it held in FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. that the FDA could not regulate tobacco without congressional approval.

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Congress and the Tobacco Industry:

2010, Health and Safety, Legislative History admin

The Legislative History of the Universal Tobacco Settlement Act
Edited by: William H. Manz

This compilation includes the documents relating to the legislative history of the bill introduced by Senator John McCain, which was a comprehensive bipartisan bill seeking to resolve the tobacco industry’s responsibility for smoking-related health costs. While the bill itself failed, it did lead to the Master Tobacco Settlement of 1998, which was reached without federal government participation. This set also includes the hearings held on various aspects of the tobacco settlement.

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List Price, the set in 6 volumes: $595.00
Published: Buffalo;

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Chinese Law on SARS

2010, Chinese Law, Chinese Law Series, Health and Safety admin

By: Chenglin Liu

Chenglin Liu’s Chinese Law on SARS examines the political and legal aspects of the Chinese government’s reaction to the SARS epidemic between November 2002 and June 2003. This 7th volume in Hein’s Chinese Law Series traces the development of SARS and analyzes the contrasting responses of the government both before and after April 20, when the national campaign against SARS was officially launched and the government enacted laws that would play a crucial role in containing the epidemic. Liu’s work will serve as a valuable resource for anyone interested in public health law in China. By utilizing the primary materials and analyses in this book, legal scholars and public health experts can make contributions to establishing an effective surveillance system and medical network to prevent epidemic disease both in China and throughout the world.

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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986

2010, Federal Health Law Series, Health and Safety, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Pub. L. 99-660
By: Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medical societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanction or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 in an effort to encourage more stringent peer review by doctors and hospitals, and to protect reporting physicians and individuals from retaliatory lawsuits. The Act also extends limited immunity to doctors and hospitals engaging in good faith peer review and reporting from damages sought by censured physicians.

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Congress and the Tobacco Industry

2010, Health and Safety, Legislative History admin

A Legislative History of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009
Edited by: William H. Manz

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is the most comprehensive federal initiative against smoking since radio and television advertising was banned in 1971. Motivating forces for this Act include estimates that:
  • 21% of American adults smoke
  • 23% of high school students also smoke
  • 438,000 deaths each year can be attributed to smoking
The Act was also intended to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court ruling in 2000, when it held in FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. that the FDA could not regulate tobacco without congressional approval.

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Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

2010, Contemporary Law, Health and Safety, Hein's Electronic Documents Reprint Series, Public Law and Policy admin

Challenges, Best Practices and New Opportunities for Success
National Council on Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been a catalyst for significant progress in bringing about equality of opportunity for people with disabilities. It has spurred increased architectural accessibility, particularly in newly constructed buildings and facilities, an increase in accessible fixed-route public transportation in most locales, and readily available telecommunications services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This report presents the views and opinions of diverse stakeholders about ADA implementation challenges and issues, and their recommendations for improvement.

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Published: Washington,

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Defense, Liberty, and the Constitution

2010, Constitutional Law, Health and Safety, Military Law admin

Exploring the Critical National Security Issues of Our Time
By: Ronald J. Sievert

Sievert’s Defense, Liberty, and the Constitution provides a clear, direct, and honest narrative on what the law and the Constitution state with respect to national security issues. Each chapter identifies and thoroughly discusses the many important legal and political matters that have become relevant as a result of today’s most notable threats, while also describing how similar problems have been handled throughout the country’s history. This work seeks to find the proper balance that will make the nation more secure while preserving the blessings of liberty enshrined in the Constitution to the greatest extent possible.

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