Public Health Law Blog Archive

Nov 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mapping State Patient Confidentiality Laws

posted on Tue, Nov 26 2013 9:35 am by Jamie Ware

The laws that guide the reporting, release and use of personally identifiable information (PII) related to communicable diseases can be incredibly confusing, and health departments can have difficulty in determining appropriate release and use of PII, and concerns about when they may share PII as part of public health actions.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Brooklyn Center for Independence v. Bloomberg – Integrating Disabilities Protections into Emergency Planning

posted on Tue, Nov 19 2013 11:00 am by Susan Russo and James G. Hodge, Jr.

New lessons have emerged from New York City's response efforts to hurricane Sandy, notably concerning well-publicized failures to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities during the hurricane and resulting damage to the City’s infrastructure.   

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Regulating Recreational Use of Marijuana and the Role of Public Health Law

posted on Wed, Nov 13 2013 1:45 pm by Andy Baker-White

Colorado and Washington have legalized the recreational use of marijuana through voter initiative, and are now developing rules to regulate use.  What role will those in public health law play as more states are considering legalization?

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Monday, November 11, 2013

FDA takes on Trans Fats

posted on Mon, Nov 11 2013 3:47 pm by Corey Davis

The FDA recently announced that it is taking steps to reduce the level of artificial trans fats in processed foods,

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