Harm Reduction Legal Project

To address the legal and policy barriers
that hamper harm reduction measures,
the Network has launched the Harm Reduction Legal Project

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: November 8

Abstracts for individual and panel presentations at the 2020 Public Health Law Conference are being accepted

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Making Sure Kids are Healthy Enough
to Learn: Innovations in Education Law and Policy

September 26, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EST

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Supervised Consumption Sites Win in Court

Supervised consumption spaces (SCS) allow people who use drugs to consume those drugs in a controlled setting, under supervision. SCS provide safe injecting equipment and other health supplies and, in most cases, also provide services including medical care, counseling, and referrals to drug treatment. While many states have taken steps towards authorizing or implementing SCS, the federal government has taken a strong stance against them.

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Latest Resource

Table: Youth Sports Concussion Laws

To date, every state and the District of Columbia have passed a sports concussion law. This table contains information on state concussion laws, including which states require return-to-play protocols for student athletes, which type of provider can issue a return-to-play clearance, and whether or not the law applies to recreational sports.

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Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics Public Health Law Conference Supplement

Health Justice - Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity
In October 2018, hundreds of officials, policymakers, lawyers, practitioners and advocates in public health and other sectors from across the country convened in Phoenix, Arizona for the National Public Health Law Conference. The recently published symposium edition of JLME is dedicated to examining some of the critical topics discussed at the conference.

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