Public Health Law Blog Archive

Oct 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Aid in Dying: Implementation by Statute or Court Rule?

posted on Wed, Oct 26 2016 1:01 pm by Clifford M. Rees

Aid in Dying (AID) is increasingly in the news as an emerging public health issue. Currently only Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and California permit AID by statute. The 2014 case of a young, terminally ill, woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of its AID statue has brought the issue back into question.

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How Private and Public Health Insurance Plans are Failing Latinas’ Need for Reproductive Care

posted on Wed, Oct 26 2016 12:03 pm by Fabiola Carrión

The Latino population faces a number of barriers to reproductive care when private and public health insurance plans do not cover many needed services.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

State Approaches to Boating Under the Influence

posted on Wed, Oct 12 2016 4:16 pm by Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Boating operators under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause hundreds of injuries and deaths every year. Each state and the District of Columbia have passed laws on boating under the influence. 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Truth, Unsweetened: Informing Consumers on Sugar Consumption and Obesity

posted on Tue, Oct 4 2016 2:11 pm by Sarah Wetter

In recent years, a number of jurisdictions have passed laws aimed at educating consumers on the negative health impacts related to the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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