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Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
Legislature passes bill giving the Governor authority to appoint State Health Officer from list of nominees

The Alabama Legislature passed legislation on Tuesday that would change how the State Health Officer is appointed and alter the makeup of Alabama's State Committee of Public Health.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
Two bills changing State Committee of Public Health, State Health Officer appointments advance in Senate

Two bills changing how the State Health Officer is appointed passed the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

Masks required Alabama News
House Health Committee advances anti-masking legislation

The House Health Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday to prohibit any governmental entities and the State Health Officer from imposing mask mandates.

COVID vaccine Alabama News
Kristin Landers: Time to apologize to your conspiracy theorist friends

Good old common sense flew out the window for some of us in 2020.

Scott Harris Alabama News
Multiple bills filed to address appointment, power of State Health Officer

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.

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
State Rep. Paschal files bill protecting places of worship from public safety measures during a state of emergency

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.

Brock Colvin Alabama News
State Rep. Brock Colvin pre-files bill banning government mask mandates

State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit government-compelled mask mandates in Alabama.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
Dr. Stewart Tankersly: It's a damn shame!

On last week's "Capitol Journal," Dr. Scott Harris once again tried to explain the disconnect between reality and public health's deceptions and ineptitude. At the end of the day, the message was wrong because it ran counter to the truth. 

Scott Harris Alabama News
Parker Snider: The Medical Association still chooses Alabama’s State Health Officer

The desire to fight COVID mandates is evident. That is a marked change from the first go-round, where Americans largely followed the suggestions and in some cases, demands, of public health officials.

Scott Harris on APTV, 8/25/2023 Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris blames 'democratization of press' for COVID vaccine skepticism

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Harris acknowledged skepticism of his agency's recommendations, including the COVID-19 vaccine, was still a problem.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris salary tops $328,000 after 7% raise

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. 

Mini Golf Alabama News
Jonathan O’Dell: Kay Ivey and Scott Harris made my business go under

Ivey and Harris ruined the work of people’s lives and neither of them has suffered any recourse for their actions. This is a travesty.

Scott Harris Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: COVID lockdowns and the State Health Officer

Having the governor appoint a state health officer will not correct the deficiencies of our emergency powers laws, but the debate might encourage reforms before the next pandemic. 

Scott Harris Alabama News
Dr. Stewart Tankersley: Evidence to counter Scott Harris’ COVID-19 tactics

Here is a sampling of COVID-related scientific critiques with references for the public – something long overdue and seemingly ignored by Dr. Scott Harris.

Givhan Alabama News
Givhan says bill reining in State Health Officer power about accountability — 'State health department is not accountable to the people whatsoever'

Last week, off-the-cuff remarks given by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris at a University of Alabama at Birmingham event breathed new life into legislation offered by State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) to reform the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Scott Harris (left) and Governor Kay Ivey Alabama News
Joey Clark: Scott Harris is right that the experts should advise, not decide

If Alabamians are again going to be sapped of their liberty for some exceptional emergency, then those doing the sapping should at least be accountable to the people’s will.

Scott Harris Alabama News
Dr. Stewart Tankersley and Concerned Doctors: State Health Officer Scott Harris must be removed from office

When history tells the story of what happened in The Great COVID Debacle, the most critical factor will be the epic failure and demonstrable incompetence of our public health authorities. For the state of Alabama, these charges land squarely at the feet of Dr. Scott Harris, the State Health Officer.

Kay Ivey, Scott Harris Alabama News
Ivey on ADPH's Scott Harris transgender legislation remarks: 'I didn't read the speech — but we need to protect our children'

State Health Officer Scott Harris does not want lawmakers to make is office accountable to an elected official like all other state agency heads.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris rips efforts to make his post accountable to an elected official; Says Medicaid expansion opposition based on a 'racist assumption'

State Health Officer Scott Harris rejects efforts by lawmakers to make his office accountable to an elected official like other state agency heads.

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State Sen. Givhan: State Health Officer bill has ‘some momentum right now’

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.

Scott Harris, Kay Ivey Alabama News
AUDIO — State Health Officer Scott Harris in his own words: 'Appalled' by transgender legislation, 'This stuff outrages all of us,' 'A hot button for a certain group of voters'

On Wednesday, 1819 News learned State Health Officer Scott Harris was personally reaching out to lawmakers and other state officials to dispute an 1819 News report regarding remarks he had offered earlier in the week at the so-called "Substance Use and Social Justice Symposium" at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB).

Scott Harris UAB Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris: ADPH ‘appalled,’ ‘outraged’ by state's transgender laws

Alabama's State Health Officer Scott Harris, who heads the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), said his department was "appalled" by Alabama laws addressing transgender issues.

Scott Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris removed from board of comprehensive sexual education non-profit

State Health Officer Scott Harris’ name has been quietly removed as an ex-officio board member for the controversial Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health.

Givhan Alabama News
Bill changing how State Health Officer is appointed has been ‘gutted,’ Givhan says

State Sen. Sam Givhan's (R-Huntsville) bill to make the state health officer an appointed position by the Governor has been “gutted,” he said, by “key figures” in the legislature.

Scott Harris (left) and Governor Kay Ivey Alabama News
Proposed bill would allow legislature to call special session, removing Governor's sole authority

A proposed constitutional amendment to remove the Alabama Governor's unilateral authority to call the state legislature into a special session has been filed in the House of Representatives.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: Expect movement on legislation to change how state health officer is selected

The turnover in the Alabama Legislature headed into the new quadrennium, combined with new leadership in the House of Representatives, has made State House expectations somewhat of a wildcard for 2023 and beyond.

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Alabama Department of Public Health silent on partnership with organizations pushing comprehensive sexual education

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is still refusing to answer questions about the agency’s affiliation with groups pushing for comprehensive sexual education.

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