Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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.
Monday, June 22, 2015
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.
Monday, June 8, 2015
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.
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.