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Public Health Law News Announcements December 4, 2014

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

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Public Health Law News Announcements

Tribal Infectious Disease Control Menu. This inventory from CDC’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP) informs tribal public health practitioners, policy makers, and attorneys about tribes’ use of law as a tool to address infectious disease control. 

Selected Federal Legal Authorities Pertinent to Public Health Emergencies. Originally published in 2009, this document has been updated to reflect the legislative and regulatory changes of the past five years. Public health professionals can use this document as a brief overview of the types of legal authorities granted to the federal government to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Menu of Doctor Shopping Laws. PHLP has published an inventory of state legal strategies to help assess doctor shopping laws. Doctor shopping is when a patient visits multiple healthcare practitioners to obtain controlled substances without the prescribers’ knowledge of the other prescriptions.

Legal Mechanisms Supporting Accountable Care Principles. Published in the American Journal for Public Health 2014;104(11):2048–51, this article provides the legal context for accountable care, a healthcare delivery mechanism through which providers, facilities, and public health professionals coordinate activities, avoid inefficiencies, and improve public health outcomes. 

Webinar—The Ebola Crisis and Global Health Law. The Network for Public Health Law is hosting a webinar on Ebola and global health law on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EST). In the webinar Lawrence O. Gostin will discuss the international public health community’s response to the Ebola crisis, as well as vulnerabilities in the United States and examine the gaps and challenges currently existing in global preparedness and response systems. 

Webinar—Shifting Paradigms: Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics. The American Health Lawyers Association and PHLP 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 third webinar in the series will take place Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (EST) and will offer CLE credit.

About Public Health Law News

Public Health Law News is published by the CDC Public Health Law Program in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. It is released on the third Thursday of each month except holidays, plus special issues when warranted. It is distributed in electronic form and is free of charge.

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