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Webinar About Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual. With the recent Supreme Court decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, states with mandatory all-payer claims databases are facing changes to their reporting statutes. The webinar will explore the Gobeille case and the legal issues surrounding it, the public health and healthcare considerations of all-payer claims databases, and alternative approaches states can take to continue to use these databases effectively. The webinar will take place November 17, 1:00–2:30 pm (EST). CDC’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP), the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and the Network for Public Health Law are co-sponsoring the webinar.
Webinar: Exploring Trends: Bioethics, Healthcare Quality, and the Law. The American Health Lawyers Association and PHLP are co-sponsoring this webinar about ethical and legal avenues to conduct research with participants who have impaired capacity to consent. The webinar will describe neuroscience studies and the problem of getting consent from patients with mental disorders; discuss strategies and procedures related to when a research participant is harmed; discuss the relationship between bioethics and healthcare quality; and explore how the US legal system should address research participant protection laws and laws surrounding international research practices. This webinar will take place November 18, 2016, 2:00–3:30 pm (EST).
Internships with Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project. The Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) initiative provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The HP2020 Law and Health Policy Project is a part of this initiative and is managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the US Department of Health and Human Services. The HP2020 Law and Health Policy Project seeks graduate-level interns and externs for the 2017 spring and summer semesters. Law student candidates are preferred. Candidates must be available to work at least 15 hours per week at the ODPHP offices in Rockville, Maryland. School credit may be offered. Applications for the spring semester are due by November 15, 2016, and applications for summer positions are due by February 1, 2017. For more information, please contact Angela.McGowan@hhs.gov.