Public health law in India: A framework for its application as a tool for social change

S. Hazarika
A. Yadav
K. S. Reddy
D. Prabhakaran
Tazeen Jafar, Aga Khan University
K. M. Venkat Narayan


Public health law focuses on the nexus between law, public health and the legal tools applicable to public health issues. Though there have been consistent interventions to address public health concerns in the past, there exists a need for a contemporary framework to appropriately use modern legal tools for complex health challenges. We identify a checklist of imperative indicators to assess whether public health legislations would be an effective form of intervention to bring about the desired social change.