Public Health Law Blog Archive

Mar 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Border Wall Emergency 2019: Potential Impacts on Public Health Preparedness

posted on Thu, Mar 28 2019 9:54 am by Katelyn Hilde and James G. Hodge, Jr.

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to authorize and fund the construction of a border wall along the U.S. southern border prompted an unprecedented response from Congress, which then passed a resolution to terminate the declaration. Ongoing politicization and forthcoming statutory amendments or court decisions may fundamentally change the scope of national emergencies in the future.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Law and Policy Update

posted on Thu, Mar 21 2019 4:00 pm by Corey Davis

The increase in drug-related harm that began over two decades ago continues to impact individuals and communities across the country. Partly due to this unprecedented and continuing rise in overdose-related harm, states and communities have taken a number of legal and policy steps to improve access to prevention and treatment. This post provides a few highlights, in no particular order.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What’s Old Is New Again: Eastern Regional Meeting

posted on Wed, Mar 13 2019 3:06 pm by Megan Griest

In February, the Network’s Eastern Region Office hosted a day-long event with leaders, policymakers and practitioners to examine key challenges facing the public health community. Issues discussed included immigrant health; the impact of preemption on public health; same sex domestic violence protections; marijuana advertising regulations; and Congressional public health priorities.

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Public Health Law News Round-Up – February 2019

posted on Wed, Mar 13 2019 2:58 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Public health law and policy stories that made headlines recently include proposed legislation in Hawaii to ban cigarettes; the Trump administration’s campaign to end HIV; rising maternal mortality rates; legislation in Utah that reduces a Medicaid expansion previously approved by voters; research on the effectiveness of soda taxes; and how some parents are circumventing vaccine laws.

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