Public Health Law Basics

Webinar | March 23rd, 2023

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These slides are intended for educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.

What does law have to do with public health? Everything! It is difficult to overstate the extent to which law affects our everyday work in the field of public health. The law touches every aspect of health care and public health programs, whether it is a federal and/or state law or regulation, or an obligation which has been agreed to in a contract and that requires performance. We explore basic concepts of law that apply to and are encountered in different areas of health care and public health positions.

Topics covered:

  • Health Care Contracting
  • Health Care Licensure
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, and Public Health Surveillance
  • Legal Liability of Health Care Professionals for Negligence
  • Access to Care – Legal Framework of Public Health Benefit Programs