Bill allowing Raw Milk sales considered in NJ Senate committee

On December 12, the NJ Senate Economic Growth Committee took testimony on S2702/A743, a bill to allow the sale of unpasteurized milk in New Jersey. NJPHI chair, Dr. Drew Harris, gave testimony in opposition to this legislation, saying that "We may h…

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December 22, 2011  |   Share:

Bill to tighten NJ's religious exemption process released from Senate Health Committee

On March 14, the NJ Senate Health, Human Service and Senior Citizens Committee release S2625, a bill that “Clarifies statutory exemptions from mandatory immunizations for students.” NJPHI chair, Dr. Drew Harris, testified in support of this impor…

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March 27, 2011  |   Share:

Public Health Council bill released from Senate Committee

Today, the NJ Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted unanimously to release S2659. This bill reconstitutes the Public Health Council in the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services as an autonomous board with the power t…

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February 7, 2011  |   Share:

Op-Ed: Objections to vaccination of children in New Jersey must be validated

NJPHI chairman, Drew Harris, co-authored an op-ed with Renee Steinhagen, Executive Director of NJ Appleseed, that appeared in the February 2, 2011 edition of the Star-Ledger. View the online version here

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February 2, 2011  |   Share:

Resolution to rescind religious exemption regulations

On January 20, the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee released Assembly Concurrent Resolution 157, which called upon the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services to amend or withdraw regulations that weakened religious exemption re…

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January 25, 2011  |   Share: