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Sidewalk Dining: Some Questions and Answers

September 13, 2013

Imagine a balmy autumn evening. You and your family or friends have plans to go out for dinner. The restaurant that you have in mind offers you the chance to grab a table outdoors on the sidewalk. Have you ever … Read more

Consolidated Human Services Agencies

May 29, 2012

UPDATE September 2013: For more recent information on this topic, click here. To consolidate or not to consolidate, that [may be] the question. In the coming weeks, the NC General Assembly could act on legislation that would permit a county … Read more

2010 Public Health Legislation: Vaccines and Pimiento Cheese

August 10, 2010

I am in the process of coordinating the Local Government Legislative Review Webinar scheduled for this Thursday, August 12 from 10-12 (it’s not too late to register!).  We have a fantastic and diverse lineup of presenters talking about everything from … Read more

Blood Exposures and Disease Control Law

April 7, 2010

UPDATE September 28, 2016: An updated version of this post has been published and is available here.  Some of the most interesting questions I get are about exposure to human blood. My work in this area predates the current craze … Read more

Smoking: What Is A Restaurant?

August 4, 2009

Shortly after the 2010 New Years’ celebrations have died down, smoking will be prohibited in most restaurants and bars across the state. In addition, local governments will have new authority to regulate smoking in many public places. The new law … Read more