The Legacy of 1987 Boreali v. Axelrod: Board of Health Rule-Making Under Siege.

Abstract:

:We explore how a 1987 New York State court decision-Boreali v. Axelrod-affected public health rule-making nationally and, with considerable impact, locally in New York City (NYC).We discuss the history of the origin of the NYC Board of Health (BOH), and establish that legislatures can be challenging venues in which to enact public health-related laws. We describe how, as the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene began to tackle modern public health problems (e.g., chronic diseases caused by food and tobacco), the regulatory power of its BOH was challenged.In an era when industry funds political causes and candidates, the weakening of the independence of rule-making boards of health, such as the NYC BOH, might result in illness and death.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Perl SB,Merrill TG,Lopez W,Bassett MT

doi

10.2105/AJPH.2018.304755

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2019-01-01 00:00:00

pages

92-95

issue

1

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

journal_volume

109

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