COVID-19: Community Updates and Resources
Students will explore the foundations of public health law through the lens of public health compliance. Each student will select one cutting-edge Public Health Law Compliance (PHLC) issue from a list of several issues and develop that issue throughout the semester. This will entail discussing, developing, and evaluating the steps needed to transform the student’s PHLC issue into an adopted statute, regulation or policy, and discussing the steps necessary to ensure compliance. The issues covered include a hospital developing a policy to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, a local legislative body introducing a law to tax sugar-sweetened beverages, a State initiating administrative action and/or litigation to reduce toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants in the Midwest that are being windswept to the Northeast, and a municipality proposing stricter gun control laws.