Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Laws
Unintentional drug overdose is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Overdose bystanders may not call for medical assistance for fear of being arrested for drug-related or other crimes. In response, most states have enacted "Good Samaritan" laws that create immunities or other legal protections for people who call for help in the event of an overdose. Some states have passed comprehensive Good Samaritan overdose prevention laws that provide broad protection.
Involuntary Commitment for Substance Use
Involuntary commitment laws for substance use authorize the involuntary arrest, detention, and/or treatment of an individual for substance use. This dataset examines important features of involuntary commitment laws specifically focused on substance use.
State Certificate of Need Laws
This map displays key features of state certificate of need laws across all 50 states, in effect as of August 21, 2020.
Eviction and the Necessary Conditions for Health
The COVID-19 pandemic both highlighted eviction as a public health crisis and exacerbated the problem. In a new article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, housing law experts at the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research call for a realignment in how we think about and approach the housing crisis — and eviction in particular — in America.