PHLP Issue Briefs
PHLP Issue Briefs are short papers summarizing research of laws that impact public health in the STLT community. These Issue Briefs were prepared by PHLP attorneys, who are available to provide technical assistance on these topics.
Selected Issues regarding ERISA, Health Benefit Plans, and State Laws that Address Health System Transformation [PDF - 272KB]
Summary of responses to technical assistance requests PHLP received regarding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and its relationship to health benefit plans and state laws that address health system transformation
Pseudoephedrine: Legal Efforts To Make It a Prescription-Only Drug [PDF - 188KB]
An overview of legal efforts at the federal, state, and local levels to limit access to pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient used to make methamphetamine
Summary of the Internal Revenue Service’s April 5, 2013, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals [PDF - 188KB]
Summarizes proposed regulations that provided guidance to charitable hospital organizations on the 501(r) Community Health Needs Assessment requirements and related excise tax and reporting requirements
Preemption and Local Public Health Law [PDF - 152KB]
An overview of the legal doctrine of preemption, including a definition, the use of preemption as a strategy, and methods for local governments to address preemption
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Hunting and Fishing Rights [PDF - 166KB]
An overview about key legal doctrines courts have developed to explain off-reservation AI/AN hunting and fishing rights. These doctrines are significant in a public health context because many tribal communities rely on traditional foods for subsistence.
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