Mitzi Johnson said there is no guarantee the latest bill, which stalled in the House last year, will reach the floor in 2020.
Seven staff members were evaluated at the urgent care center on site Wednesday following reports of nausea and lightheadedness.
The state lacks public drinking water standards for cyanotoxins, and monitoring of recreational waters is voluntary.
Nationwide, there have been reports of illnesses and two deaths associated with vaping.
Vermont Department of Health attributes much of the increase to better education and testing access.
Lawmakers are considering stricter policies for reporting toxins in children’s products. But the state’s current database is difficult for the public to use.
Overdose deaths have dropped as the city has taken steps to increase access to opioid addiction medications and worked to counter the stigma around addiction.
State numbers say enrollment in Vermont’s individual insurance market rose slightly for 2019. Enrollment for small employers shrunk due to the expansion of association health plans.
Administrators at the Bradford facility say the new young-adult program will meet a growing demand for in-patient substance use treatment.
Under legislation signed last week by Gov. Phil Scott, hosts must comply with general health and safety standards and register with the Department of Taxes.
A new bill would centralize authority over lead paint renovation and maintenance practices. The state says hundreds of children suffer from lead poisoning annually.
News Release — Vermont Department of Health April 24, 2018 Contacts: Vermont Department of Health Ben Truman 802-863-7281 Vermont Department of Public Safety Adam Silverman 802-241-5277 Burlington – On Saturday, April 28, 2018, communities across Vermont will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – setting up collection sites that offer a safe, convenient […]
News Release — University of Vermont March 5, 2018 Contact: Jeff Wakefield 802-578-8830 [email protected] Burlington – For the second year in a row, the University of Vermont has won a Workplace Wellness Award from the Vermont Department of Health. The award recognizes Vermont organizations demonstrating an established wellness strategy that promotes healthy environments and supports […]
Under a bill up for a final vote in the Senate, the state Agency of Human Services will take most of 2018 to examine a proposal to donate unused prescription drugs to eligible Vermonters.