Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jul 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

From 0 to 50: The Rapid Adoption of Naloxone Access Laws in the U.S.

posted on Wed, Jul 26 2017 12:03 pm by Corey Davis

The opioid overdose epidemic is a continuing public health crisis. When we began tracking laws aimed to increase access to naloxone in late 2012, they existed in only eight states. As of July 1, 2017, every state and Washington D.C. has passed at least one law increasing access to naloxone—a remarkably rapid progression for public health legislation.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Latest in Vaccine Policies: Selected Issues in School Vaccinations, Healthcare Worker Vaccinations, and Pharmacist Vaccination Authority Laws

posted on Fri, Jul 14 2017 8:02 am by Leila Barazza and Cason Schmit

Vaccine policies play a vital role in protecting public health and are particularly relevant given the recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. In this Q&A, the co-authors of the article, “The Latest in Vaccine Policies: Selected Issues in School Vaccinations, Healthcare Worker Vaccinations, and Pharmacist Vaccination and Authority Laws” discuss this critical public health issue

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Public Health Law News Round-Up -- June

posted on Wed, Jul 5 2017 4:01 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Some of the public health law and policy stories that made headlines in June include local food production regulation in Maine; body art regulation; prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco; tobacco use; the effectiveness of ‘baby boxes’ in improving safe sleep for newborns; mental health care and telemedicine; Hawaii law and climate change; and hospitals partnering with lawyers to help patients.

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Cybersecurity Preparedness in Healthcare Organizations

posted on Wed, Jul 5 2017 3:09 pm by Rebecca Queensland and James G. Hodge, Jr.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the health care industry is now the number one target for cyber attacks. Unauthorized access to health information impedes public health efforts. Understanding the role of cybersecurity is central to managing risks to both the health and public health sector.

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