Texas judges and local health authorities are the recipients of a complimentary copy of Control Measures and Public Health Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book (2010). The book was prepared by the research faculty at the Health Law & Policy Institute with support from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Bench Book contains not only summaries of various statutory provisions related to isolation, quarantine, and seizure of property in public health emergencies, but also quick reference flow charts outlining the procedural steps necessary to implement a control measure, and sample pleadings and orders. Click here for the online book.
The Health Law & Policy Institute was established in 1978. It is widely regarded as one of the top health law programs in the country. In April 2011, U. S. News & World Report rankings listed the University of Houston’s health law program as being in the top ten.
Recent rankings of law and medicine journals by Washington and Lee University ranked the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy among the top ten such journals in the country. Articles from the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy continue to be among the most cited in the health law field.
The Health Law & Policy Institute is part of the University of Houston Law Center. It is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading academicians, health law practitioners, representatives of area institutions, and public officials. A primary mission of the Institute is to provide policy analysis for members of the Texas Legislature and health and human service agencies in state government. For further information about the Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, browse here or contact:
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Houston, Texas 77204-6060