State Government Press Releases

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10/25/2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Michael Fine, M.D, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), announced that HEALTH has rendered two decisions that will affect the acquisition of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island by Prime Healthcare Services-Landmark, LLC,...
10/23/2013
In a world of rapidly evolving information technology, the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (BMLD) has created and approved policy guidance for the appropriate use of social media in the practice of medicine. Rhode Island's guidelines are based on guidance of the Federation...
10/09/2013
The State Medical Examiners' Office has preliminary data that show accidental deaths caused by illicit drug overdoses nearly doubled in Rhode Islanders between 2009 and 2012. Illicit drug overdose deaths involving street drugs like heroin and cocaine increased from 53 in 2009 to 97 in 2012,...
09/27/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have issued Health Advisories for J.L. Curran Reservoir (located in Cranston) and Melville Pond (located in Portsmouth) because of blue-green algae blooms in both bodies of water. Rhode Islanders...
09/20/2013
In response to the recent "I'm Shmacked" event at the Roxy nightclub and tonight's "Barstool Blackout" event at the Dunkin Donut Center in Providence, the Department of Health (HEALTH) has reached out to and requested a report from Rhode Island colleges and universities to better understand what...
09/18/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 9 in Exeter has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It is...
09/18/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from three mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set on September 9 have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The positive WNV results...
09/11/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 3 in Barrington has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). It is the fourth...
09/10/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set on September 3 in Tiverton and Westerly have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
09/09/2013
With the population of ticks on the rise in Rhode Island, the Departments of Health (HEALTH) and Environmental Management (DEM) urge Rhode Islanders to protect themselves from tick bites when enjoying the outdoors. "Many of us know someone affected by Lyme disease, so any increase in the tick...