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Announcements: Enabling Authorities Article, Lipitz Awards, Tribal Public Health Law Externship collapsed
Legal Tools: Guide for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing, LawAtlas collapsed
Top Stories: Dakota Access Pipeline, Bike Lanes collapsed
Briefly Noted: Paramedicine, Native Hawaiian Government, Heroin Epidemic, More collapsed
Global Public Health Law: Colombia Peace Negotiations, Migrants, Sugar Tax, More collapsed
Profile in Public Health Law: Sarah Martin-Anderson, Local Public Health Department Policy collapsed
Public Health Law News Quiz October 2016 collapsed
Public Health Law News Quiz Question September 2016 Winner! collapsed
Court Opinions: Revised Drug Labels, African-Style Hair Braiding, Reused Needle Guides, More collapsed
Quotation of the Month: Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
Webinar About Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual. With the recent Supreme Court decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, states with mandatory all-payer claims databases are facing changes to their reporting statutes. The webinar will explore the Gobeille case and the legal issues surrounding it, the public health and healthcare considerations of all-payer claims databases, and alternative approaches states can take to continue to use these databases effectively. The webinar will take place November 17, 1:00–2:30 pm (EST). CDC’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP), the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and the Network for Public Health Law are co-sponsoring the webinar.
Webinar: Exploring Trends: Bioethics, Healthcare Quality, and the Law. The American Health Lawyers Association and PHLP are co-sponsoring this webinar about ethical and legal avenues to conduct research with participants who have impaired capacity to consent. The webinar will describe neuroscience studies and the problem of getting consent from patients with mental disorders; discuss strategies and procedures related to when a research participant is harmed; discuss the relationship between bioethics and healthcare quality; and explore how the US legal system should address research participant protection laws and laws surrounding international research practices. This webinar will take place November 18, 2016, 2:00–3:30 pm (EST).
Internships with Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project. The Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) initiative provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The HP2020 Law and Health Policy Project is a part of this initiative and is managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the US Department of Health and Human Services. The HP2020 Law and Health Policy Project seeks graduate-level interns and externs for the 2017 spring and summer semesters. Law student candidates are preferred. Candidates must be available to work at least 15 hours per week at the ODPHP offices in Rockville, Maryland. School credit may be offered. Applications for the spring semester are due by November 15, 2016, and applications for summer positions are due by February 1, 2017. For more information, please contact Angela.McGowan@hhs.gov.
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