Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jun 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Preventing Nicotine Poisoning Among Children and Youth

posted on Wed, Jun 24 2015 12:51 pm by Mike Freiberg

With the increase in the use of electronic cigarettes, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of child poisonings caused by the ingestion of liquid nicotine, or e-liquid. In response, many state and local governments are addressing this issue through laws that require child-resistant packaging and appropriate labeling of e-liquid containers.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Doctor Will Video Chat with You Now: Keeping Up with Evolving Telehealth Laws and Policies

posted on Mon, Jun 22 2015 12:53 pm by Andy Baker-White

Telehealth allows patients to use technology to receive health-related services and education. In many ways the applications for telehealth are outpacing the laws and policies governing our health system. Luckily there are online legal resources that cover state laws addressing the different telehealth policy areas. 

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Conflicting Recommendations about Breast Milk in the Child Care Setting can Create Barriers to Breastfeeding

posted on Mon, Jun 8 2015 2:48 pm by Michelle Hersh

Several government agencies have established best practices or recommendations for the handling of breast milk. Unfortunately, some of these recommendations can conflict with those made by another agency. These inconsistencies are plentiful and can lead to misinformation, confusion, and the dumping of perfectly good breast milk.

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A Change in Federal Policy Allows for More Access to Preventive and Primary Health Care Services

posted on Mon, Jun 8 2015 11:02 am by Susannah Vance Gopalan and Elizabeth Karan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent reversal of course on a policy will help entities such as local health departments, school districts, and child protective service agencies stretch scarce resources for public health further. 

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