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Public Health Emergencies and the Law

Date(s):
October 16, 2018
Description:
** Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration is available. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the program start time to register with the event staff. 
 
CLE Credit: 5.5 hours 
Course Level: Basic
 
Light breakfast served at 8:30 am. Content will begin at 9:00 am. Lunch served from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
 
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.
 
Pre-registration for this all-day program is encouraged. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Light breakfast and lunch sandwiches will be provided. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 8:30 am. This Communities program is being offered for CLE credit and is being accredited by the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Department. This program does not qualify under the CLE Passport, as this is a Communities Department program. The food portion of the program has intentionally been excluded from the accredited time and will not receive credit. If you have CLE questions, please contact the CLE Department at 202-626-3488.
 
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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: D.C. Bar Administrative Law and Agency Practice Community; D.C. Bar Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Community; D.C. Bar Criminal Law and Individual Rights Community; D.C. Bar District of Columbia Affairs Community; D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community; D.C. Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Community; D.C. Bar International Law Community
 
**This program is available for both in-person attendance and live webcast participation. To access webcast registration, please click here.
 
Please Note: Requests for changes to registration from in-person attendance to webcast must be made by 2:00 pm the prior day of the program.
 
Faculty:
  • 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, Department of Public Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 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
 
In-Person Fees: $139 Sponsoring/Related Community Member; $49 Law Student Community Member; $159 Cosponsoring Organizations; $159 D.C. Bar Member; $159 Government/Nonprofit; $179 Non-Community Member (light breakfast and lunch included in pricing)
 
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Abigail Ferrell, J.D., M.P.A., Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gregory Sunshine, J.D., Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control

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, CDC

Tina Batra Hershey, J.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh School of Law