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Idaho Behavioral Health Council to meet Sept. 18

The Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC) will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Friday, Sept. 18, in Boise and via YouTube.

Owyhee County reports Idaho’s first West Nile virus infections in humans this year

Idaho’s first locally-acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) infections this year have been identified among two Owyhee County residents. Both residents were over the age of 50. One was diagnosed with West Nile fever and the other was identified through blood donor screening.

September Administrative Bulletin contains three notices for DHW

The September edition of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin contains three notices about rulemaking for the Department of Health and Welfare.

Surveyors complete 115 infection control surveys in Idaho nursing homes

Nursing homes in Idaho are working hard to protect their residents and staff from COVID-19, even as it spreads widely in many Idaho communities. Regulatory inspections are one way to know whether they are meeting their goal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.

Idaho recognized as top performing state for critical access hospitals

Every year, the top-10 performing states for critical access hospital data reporting rates and levels of improvement are recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

New COVID-19 crisis counseling hotline offers support to struggling Idahoans

As Idahoans identify the many impacts of COVID-19, the need increases for behavioral health support, food security, housing, and other services.

Idaho part of nationwide outbreak of Salmonella recently linked to consumption of red onions

Public health officials in the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) are urging Idahoans to be aware of a national outbreak of Salmonella involving onions that has sickened 26 people in the state, and possibly more. 

Vape/electronic smoking device retailers are required to get a tobacco permit, starting July 1

Because of a change in Idaho Code that will take effect July 1, retailers including vape shops who sell nicotine, tobacco, or electronic smoking device products will now be required to obtain a permit to legally sell them in the state of Idaho.

Vape/electronic smoking device retailers are required to get a tobacco permit, starting July 1

Because of a change in Idaho Code that will take effect July 1, retailers including vape shops who sell nicotine, tobacco, or electronic smoking device products will now be required to obtain a permit to legally sell them in the state of Idaho.

COVID-19 data to be updated daily on the website, including Sundays and holidays

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare wants to make sure Idahoans have the most current information about cases of COVID-19 in their communities in light of the recent significant increases in case numbers throughout the state.