Public Health Law Blog Archive

May 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Social Distancing and Delivering Essential Services

posted on Wed, May 30 2012 12:02 pm by Chris Walker

Increased social distancing is one of the tools that public health officials use when responding to infectious disease outbreaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has devoted considerable resources to their Social Distancing Law Project, which aims to outline the legal challenges to social distancing. 

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Revised FERPA Regulations May Impact Health Departments Access to Children’s Contact Information

posted on Fri, May 25 2012 11:07 am by Denise Chrysler

The Network has created two blog posts on recent changes to a federal law setting privacy protections for student information held by schools. Click the title to read the post about how the federal privacy law has been tightened to protect student information. Or click here to read another post about a change that will enhance the sharing of student health information between schools and public health departments.

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Sharing Student Health Information Between Schools and Public Health Departments

posted on Fri, May 25 2012 10:36 am by Charles Austin

The Network has created two blog posts on recent changes to a federal law setting privacy protections for student information held by schools. Click the title to read the post about a change that will enhance the sharing of student health information between schools and public health departments. Or click here to read another post about how the federal privacy law has been tightened to protect student information.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Drug Overdose Interventions

posted on Wed, May 16 2012 10:47 am by Corey Davis

A year ago we wrote about the alarming increase in drug overdose, which is now the second leading cause of unintentional injury death nationwide. This increase, which is mostly driven by prescription opioids such as oxycontin and hydrocodone, is particularly troubling because opioid overdose is typically reversible.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Smoke-free Car Laws & Slippery Slope Arguments

posted on Thu, May 10 2012 12:35 pm by Alexander Greficz

I’ve always been passionate about preventing secondhand smoke exposure, especially in young children. Most states now ban smoking in workplaces and bars, and legal challenges to these laws typically fail because there’s no constitutional right to smoke.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Western Region Collaborating with ASLME to Host National Health Law Conference at Arizona State University

posted on Tue, May 1 2012 9:45 am by James G. Hodge, Jr.

In collaboration with the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University, the Western Region is pleased to be part of the 35th Annual National Health Law Professors Conference from June 7-9, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. 

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