|Thursday, October 2, 2014
Public Health Law Program
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Health Law News AnnouncementsWebinar—Shifting Paradigms: Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics. CDC’s
Public Health Law Program (PHLP) and the American Health Lawyers Association
are co-hosting a three-part webinar series that will give an overview of medical
ethics, public health ethics, and the law and highlight ethical issues related to
patient safety and healthcare-associated infections. An interactive roundtable
will enable participants to join in the discussion. The first webinar will take
place Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (EDT) and will
offer CLE credit. PHLP has reserved 200 free registration spaces. Please register
as soon as possible to ensure you get a spot.
Menu of State Public Health Department Accreditation Laws. [PDF 278KB]
This menu offers a comprehensive summary of state laws that reference
accreditation, including state statutory and regulatory language. It can be
a useful resource for policy makers and public health practitioners interested
in the legal methods by which other states have required, encouraged, or
financed health department accreditation.
ACA litigation and implementation webinar. The Network for
Public Health Law is hosting the Affordable Care Act: Litigation and
Implementation Update webinar on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from
3:00 to 4:15 pm (EDT). The webinar will give an update on Affordable
Care Act (ACA) implementation, including states’ decisions regarding
Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges, as well as provisions
regarding public health. Experts will also discuss the legal challenges to
the ACA, some seeking to enjoin the law and others to enforce it. The webinar
will be a live webcast of a session from the 2014 Public Health Law Conference.
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