The Alabama Legislature is poised to address the State Health Officer's appointment and scope of authority through several bills filed in both legislative houses.
State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) has pre-filed legislation to protect religious institutions from being subjected to stricter public safety measures than non-religious organizations in the event of another public emergency.
One area that got notice in 2023 but was thwarted by Democrat lawmakers was reforming the antiquated law governing the Alabama Department of Public Health and its leadership under the direction of the State Health Officer.
A group of lawmakers recently sent a letter to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) relating to continued state reporting of COVID-19.
One state lawmaker and several healthcare advocates attended a public hearing by The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), protesting a series of proposed rule changes surrounding reporting requirements for COVID-19.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) spent around $16.8 million on advertising in fiscal year 2023 compared to $2.3 million in fiscal year 2018.
State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) says he will push legislation for public accountability in the state health department.
A circuit judge recently filed an injunction, blocking new Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) ruled governing birth centers from taking effect.
State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit government-compelled mask mandates in Alabama.
Despite making controversial statements earlier this year and being under the scrutiny of some Republican lawmakers, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is getting a raise.
Women, doulas, doctors, midwives and other sundry birthing advocates from all over the country, many with children in tow, showed up in Montgomery on Thursday to protest proposed regulatory rules from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on birthing centers.
Recent comments by Alabama's State Health Officer Scott Harris regarding transgender laws have breathed new life into legislation changing how the state health officer role is appointed.
Legislation that would make Alabama’s State Health Officer appointed by the Governor rather than the State Committee of Public Health was filed on Wednesday.
The Alabama Department of Public Health is once again encouraging Alabamians to receive their COVID-19 boosters as a new subvariant begins to rear its head.
Advertising expenses at the Alabama Department of Public Health increased by over 500% from fiscal years 2018 to 2022.
Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is still refusing to answer questions about the agency’s affiliation with groups pushing for comprehensive sexual education.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is considering a resolution to place restrictions on birthing centers in the state.
"Getting children all recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to help protect their kids’ health, the health of their classmates, and their community," ADPH wrote in a statement.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has announced official guidelines for vaccinating infants and toddlers.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has announced plans to follow federal guidelines in allowing COVID-19 vaccinations for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
COVID-19 cases in Alabama are soaring this month and the FDA has halted some treatments, saying they aren’t going to work against the...
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reported that 53,179 Alabamians tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. The spread...
Wednesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced that they are advising K-12 school students, faculty and staff...