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ON DEMAND: REDUCED FEE - Public Health Emergencies and the Law

Credit: 0 Credit Hours
Run Time: 322 Minutes  
**This program is being re-released at a reduced price due to the timeliness of the topic. This is a previously recorded program, originally recorded on October 16, 2018.
This class covers legal issues emerging from recent public health emergencies and will help prepare attorneys to properly counsel in such situations, especially in populations and environments that are disproportionately impacted. By the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Define and characterize key legal terms in the context of public health including federalism, police powers, preemption, and plenary powers  
  • Identify key statutes and regulations implicated in the management of a public health emergency   
  • Describe common legal issues and potential liability areas that can arise in emergency preparedness and response efforts, and understand general procedures to avoid associated liability 
  • Identify the scope of state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictional issues pertaining to protection and use of property, and the protection and management of persons, including special populations, volunteers, and health care personnel  
  • Explain Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) principles, and define core concepts of crisis communication planning for attorneys.
Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Health Law Community 
Cosponsored by: D.C. Department of Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice
Related Communities of Interest: all D.C. Bar Community Members
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  • Abigail Ferrell, J.D., M.P.A., Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Tina Batra Hershey, J.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Health Policy Management Department, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
  • Montrece McNeill Ransom, J.D., M.P.H. Senior Public Health Analyst and Team Lead, Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control
  • Gregory Sunshine, J.D., Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control
On Demand Registration Fees:
$15  D.C. Bar Law Student Community Member
$40  D.C. Bar Community Member
$40  Cosponsoring Organizations
$40  Government/Nonprofit
$60  D.C. Bar Member
$100 Group registration - please contact the Communities office at communitiesregistration@dcbar.org.
Please select Individual Registration to register.

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