jueves, 18 de enero de 2018

Public Health Law News: Scott Burris, JD, Temple University

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Profile in Public Health Law: Interview with Scott Burris, JD

Director, Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research; Professor of Law and Public Health, Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and College of Public Health

Webinar: Executive Decision Making and Liability for Public Health Officials

In this webinar, cosponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the Partnership for Public Health Law, panelists will discuss the discretionarcy authority public health officials have in carrying out their duties, situations where use of discretion may be legally challenged, and factors that the law requires to show proof of an abuse of discretion. Panelists also will share a tool for effective executive decision making. The recent prosecutions of health officials for the Legionella outbreak in Flint, Michigan, will serve as an example. The webinar will take place January 25, 2018, 1:00–2:30 pm (EST).

CDC Externships in Public Health Law

PHLP offers externships in public health law, tribal public health, and administration and communications. The externships last 9 to 14 weeks, and consist of professional work experience at PHLP’s office in Atlanta, Georgia. With rolling start and completion dates during the academic year, unpaid externships must qualify for academic credit as authorized by law and public health schools. Applications for summer 2018 positions are due by January 31, 2018.

NACCHO Policy Statement on Cannabis

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has published a policy statement, Medical and Recreational Cannabis and Cannabinoids, to assist health departments considering approaches to medical and recreational cannabis within their communities. The policy statement was proposed by NACCHO’s Public Health Law Workgroup and approved by the NACCHO Board of Directors.

Public Health Law News Quiz Question, January 2018

Which administration within the US Department of Health and Human Services released its final rule, Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records, in January 2018?

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