|Wednesday, January 29, 2014|
Public Health Law Program,
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law are co-hosting a webinar onFebruary 3, 2014 at 1:00–2:30 pm (ET). The webinar will feature Iliana L. Peters from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), who will discuss recent enforcement and policy developments regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. She will talk about hybrid entities, recent guidance issued by OCR, current HIPAA enforcement actions and trends, new areas of focus in health privacy, and security and business associate relationships under the recently promulgated HIPAA Omnibus Rule. Find more information and register for the free webinar.Prevention Status Reports
CDC has released the 2013 Prevention Status Reports (PSRs), which highlight the status of policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce problems affecting public health. Individual reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the following 10 health topics: excessive alcohol use; food safety; healthcare-associated infections; heart disease and stroke; HIV; motor vehicle injuries; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; prescription drug overdose; teen pregnancy; and tobacco use. The PSR Quick Start Guide provides tips and tools to help state health officials and other public health leaders use the PSRs to advance evidence-based public health practices in their states.Find more information and access the 2013 Prevention Status Reports.
Menus Assessing State Prescription Drug Overdose Laws
The United States is in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of prescription drug overdose deaths. States have the primary responsibility to regulate and enforce prescription drug practices. Although state laws are commonly used to prevent injuries and their benefits have been demonstrated for a variety of injury types, there is little information on the effectiveness of state statutes and regulations designed to prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion. The CDC Public Health Law Program is proud to announce the release of several menus assessing state prescription drug overdose laws: AMenu of State Prescription Drug Identification Laws [PDF 332KB]; Menu of Pain Management Clinic Regulation [PDF 235KB]; and Menu of State Laws Related to Prescription Drug Overdose Emergencies[PDF 176KB]. These resources are designed to provide a picture of some of the legal and regulatory strategies states have used to address prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose. These menus were created through a partnership between CDC's Public Health Law Program and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
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