Public Health Law Blog Archive

Sep 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

So, You Want to Be a Public Health Lawyer

posted on Thu, Sep 27 2012 10:35 am by Jill Krueger

public health law careers

I had a rather unusual major in college. I earned a bachelor’s degree in peace and global studies. I still remember my dad, who retired from the police force the same year I graduated, shaking his head and asking, “But what will you do with a degree in peace studies?”

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act

posted on Mon, Sep 24 2012 2:37 pm by Roybn Rontal

young adults and ACA

In a prior blog, I discussed the issues created when young adults up to age 26 take advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that allows them to remain on their parents’ health insurance plans.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Good Samaritan Laws and Health Professional Liability Concerns

posted on Wed, Sep 19 2012 3:15 pm by Daniel G. Orenstein

The Network recently responded to a request for technical assistance relating to a famous (or infamous) legal case regarding medical malpractice and Good Samaritan Laws that continues to capture the attention of medical professionals.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The ACA’s Public Health Provisions Post-Decision

posted on Tue, Sep 18 2012 2:50 pm by Corey Davis

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) case left most of the law intact, including the centerpiece provisions that require individuals to have adequate health insurance coverage and for health insurance companies to abandon pre-existing condition exclusions and lifetime caps on coverage.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Y’all Come

posted on Fri, Sep 14 2012 11:32 am by Mel Kohn

2012 Public Health Law Conference

True confessions: I am not from the South, I am not a lawyer, or even a wannabe. So why am I planning to attend the 2012 Public Health Law Conference: Practical Approaches to Critical Challenges? Let me count the ways.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Is 39,864 a big number?

posted on Thu, Sep 13 2012 10:26 am by Maggie Mahoney


Here’s a number to ponder: 39,864. That might be a big number, depending on what you’re counting. I wouldn’t mind having $39,864 in my savings account or 39,864 extra minutes in a year.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cantaloupes and the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Growing Pains

posted on Tue, Sep 4 2012 10:03 am by Mathew Swinburne

Yes, I served cantaloupe at my dinner party last night. Yes, I read the latest in food safety news. Cantaloupe has received a lot of bad press lately.

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