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Chronic Disease

Diseases and illnesses that are long-lasting or recurrent are classified as "chronic". Legal implications are usually specific to the illness, such as the authority to administer unhalers for asthma sufferers. A list of illnesses with available information is listed below.

Specific Diseases or Illnesses

Additional References

George A. Mensah, et al., Law as a tool for preventing chronic diseases: expanding the spectrum of effective public health strategies, Preventing Chronic Disease [serial online:] 2004 Apr (made avaialble in pdf/archive format).
Article discussing the important roles that laws have played in public health.
(Posted: May 2004)

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