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Staff •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This map explores state laws and regulations that govern who can initiate the outpatient commitment process, the duration of commitment, whether the patient can refuse medication, what consequences exist for non-compliance, and whether outpatient commitment sets limits on the patient’s right to possess a firearm.

 
Staff •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This map shows which states have laws that require such coverage for both private insurance plans and Medicaid, and provides information on legal requirements for, among other things, when DSME/T coverage is triggered, what specific activities are covered, and the standards that DSME/T must meet.

 
Kelly Thompson, JD •
Public Health Management Corporation/National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
Nick Anderson, JD •
Public Health Law Program, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This dataset includes state laws that explicitly grant governors the power to suspend, amend, or create laws during emergencies.

 
Elizabeth Ann Glass Geltman, JD, LLM •
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

This dataset explores which states have enacted death with dignity legislation, which outlaw physician-assisted suicide, which make the practice criminal and which are considering changes to current state policy legalizing the practice under certain circumstances.

 
Marizen Ramirez, PhD, MPH •
University of Minnesota

Schools are often held responsible for preventing or addressing cyberbullying, yet little is known about school administrator perceptions of cyberbullying and the challenges they face in addressing this public health issue. This study examined school administrators’ perceptions of the facilitators of cyberbullying and barriers to primary and secondary prevention strategies.

 
Cheryl Sbarra, JD •
Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, Inc.
Margaret Reid •
Boston Public Health Commission
Wenjun Li, PhD •
University of Massachusetts Medical School

This article reviews Boston's 2012 cigar packaging regulation and its impact on young people's access to inexpensive flavored cigars. 

 
Elizabeth Rigby, PhD •
George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

This study examined economic and health outcome data from all 50 states between 1999-2010. The researchers find better health outcomes in states that enacted higher tax credits for the poor or higher minimum wage laws and in states without a right-to-work law that limits union power. These policies focus on increasing the incomes of low-income and working-class families, instead of on shaping the resources available to wealthier individuals.

 

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