Distance Learning

Public Interest Webinars

AHLA's Public Interest (PI) webinars feature hour-long discussions and Q&A with government officials, Congressional staff, and researchers on major health policy issues. The webinar format provides a convenient means through which AHLA members, health care providers, the press, and others can receive a quick orientation to a major policy issue without a major interruption in their busy work schedules. Unless otherwise noted, PI webinars are not eligible for Continuing Legal Education credits.

Recordings

PI webinar recordings are available after the live event, but are not included in live webinar registration and have to be purchased separately.

If you have any PI webinar-related questions, please contact Customer Support.

Upcoming and Past Webinars

  • Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the Center for Disease Control's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, offers an overview of current trends in laws regarding emergency management, telemedicine, and rural health and how they affect patient care, employee training, and innovation in health care organizations and public health programs.

    Time (All Sessions): 90 minutes
    Sessions Format: On Demand Recording

    In recent years, federal agencies, state legislatures, consumer advocates, and health care providers have shown increasing interest in providing satisfactory patient care in unique settings, such as disaster situations and rural communities.  From evacuating patients in a natural disaster to video conferencing with doctors in remote areas, these settings come with particular challenges that must be addressed in creative ways by public health, health care, and legal professionals.

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the Center for Disease Control's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, offers an overview of current trends in laws regarding emergency management, telemedicine, and rural health and how they affect patient care, employee training, and innovation in health care organizations and public health programs.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • Non-AHLA Member: $0

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part III: Rural Health and the Law: Emerging Issues and Trends - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 04/12/2016

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 46 million Americans live in rural areas. Due to their remote location, individuals in rural communities face numerous health disparities and access to care issues. However, evolving payment policies and other legal resources are increasing access and enhancing quality of care in our rural areas. This webinar discusses state level rural health policies, federal payment policies, and increases in telecommunication, which allow health care and public health organizations to better service rural communities. Speakers will also provide innovative examples of state legal approaches, and a general update on rural Medicare policy.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 46 million Americans live in rural areas.  Due to their remote location, individuals in rural communities face numerous health disparities and access to care issues.  However, evolving payment policies and other legal resources are increasing access and enhancing quality of care in our rural areas.  This webinar discusses state level rural health policies, federal payment policies, and increases in telecommunication, which allow health care and public health organizations to better service rural communities.  Speakers will also provide innovative examples of state legal approaches, and a general update on rural Medicare policy.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    ​Emily J. Cook

    Partner

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bio

    Jennifer Lundblad

    President and CEO

    Stratis Health
    Bloomington, Minnesota

    ​Dawn Pepin

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    ​David Weil (Moderator)

    Vice President

    Quorum Legal Services
    Nashville, TN
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part II: Increasing Access to Care: Telemedicine and the Law - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 10/17/2017

    Breakthroughs in telemedicine and telehealth have reduced the distance between health professionals and members of the community. Today, health professionals are able to increase access to care, combat diseases, provide education, and train providers from miles away using modern remote information and communication technologies. As a result, laws and government regulations have been modified and applied in novel ways to accommodate the patient protection and quality of care concerns relating to these innovative technologies. This webinar addresses the legal limitations on telemedicine and telehealth and how health care institutions can increase access to services while remaining compliant with state, federal, and Medicare/Medicaid regulations. Speakers will also discuss how legal epidemiology is being used to study the changes in state and local laws with regard to telemedicine.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    Breakthroughs in telemedicine and telehealth have reduced the distance between health professionals and members of the community.  Today, health professionals are able to increase access to care, combat diseases, provide education, and train providers from miles away using modern remote information and communication technologies.  As a result, laws and government regulations have been modified and applied in novel ways to accommodate the patient protection and quality of care concerns relating to these innovative technologies.  This webinar addresses the legal limitations on telemedicine and telehealth and how health care institutions can increase access to services while remaining compliant with state, federal, and Medicare/Medicaid regulations.  Speakers will also discuss how legal epidemiology is being used to study the changes in state and local laws with regard to telemedicine.


    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Emily H. Wein

    Shareholder

    Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
    Baltimore, MD
    Bio

    Mei Wa Kwong

    Policy Advisor and Project Director

    Center for Connected Health Policy
    National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
    Sacramento, CA
    Bio

    René Y. Quashie (Moderator)

    Partner, Health Care practice

    Cozen O'Connor
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Michelle D. Apodaca, JD

    Counsel

    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Austin, TX

    Russell McCord, JD

    ORISE Policy Fellow

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part I: Outbreak, Disaster, or other Emergency: Is Your Health Care Client Prepared? - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 09/12/2017

    In today's world of extreme weather events, active shooter incidents, and global disease outbreaks, healthcare institutions must be prepared to face the demands of unpredictable emergency situations. This webinar describes how hospitals and other health care organizations can prepare for outbreaks and disaster situations inside and outside of the health care setting. Speakers will discuss ways to utilize legal assessment, employee training, and professional agreements, such as memoranda of understanding, to prepare health care organizations to properly respond to emergency situations. In addition, speakers will provide lessons learned from Ebola and active shooter incident scenarios.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: Live Webinar

    In today's world of extreme weather events, active shooter incidents, and global disease outbreaks, healthcare institutions must be prepared to face the demands of unpredictable emergency situations.  This webinar describes how hospitals and other health care organizations can prepare for outbreaks and disaster situations inside and outside of the health care setting.  Speakers will discuss ways to utilize legal assessment, employee training, and professional agreements, such as memoranda of understanding, to prepare health care organizations to properly respond to emergency situations.  In addition, speakers will provide lessons learned from Ebola and active shooter incident scenarios. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Gregory Sunshine, JD

    Public Health Analyst

    Carter Consulting, Inc.
    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Alison Parmar, JD

    Manager

    Office of Emergency Management Massachusetts General Hospital
    Center for Disaster Medicine Boston, MA
    Bio

    Mary Massey, BSN, MA, PHN

    Hospital Preparedness Coordinator

    CHA Hospital Preparedness Program
    California Hospitals Association
    Sacramento, CA

    Brianne Bostian, MPH (Moderator)

    Training Consultant

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care: Health Care Data and the Law in the 21st Century, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the Center for Disease Control's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, offers an overview of current trends in laws regarding electronic health records, health data sharing, and Medicare payment systems; and how they are affecting quality of care, the fight against antibiotic resistance, and patient care in public health emergencies.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Sessions Format: On Demand Recording

    The 21st century has brought an abundance of health related technologies and information systems. These innovations have opened a new world of electronic health records, health metrics, and disease surveillance; allowing health professionals to improve quality of care, combat current health issues, and increase communication with patients and within health organizations. However, the new technologies also come with legal, privacy, security, and payment concerns that must be addressed.

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the Center for Disease Control's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, offers an overview of current trends in laws regarding electronic health records, health data sharing, and Medicare payment systems; and how they are affecting quality of care, the fight against antibiotic resistance, and patient care in public health emergencies.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • AHLA Non-Member: $0

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgsce@healthlawyers.org.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care: Health Care Data and the Law in the 21st Century, Part III: Sharing Data: Modern Legal Issues and Trends - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 08/09/2017

    Electronic health records have created a cornucopia of health data that can be used for patient care, quality improvement, and disease surveillance. The ability to share health data is important to open the doors for health innovation, individualize patient care, and advances in national and global public health. However, sharing this data comes with several technical and legal issues. This webinar is designed to describe modern health data exchange and the legal implications of sharing data during disease outbreaks and public health emergencies. Speakers also plan to address privacy concerns and issues related to complex data sharing agreements.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    Electronic health records have created a cornucopia of health data that can be used for patient care, quality improvement, and disease surveillance. The ability to share health data is important to open the doors for health innovation, individualize patient care, and advances in national and global public health. However, sharing this data comes with several technical and legal issues. This webinar is designed to describe modern health data exchange and the legal implications of sharing data during disease outbreaks and public health emergencies. Speakers also plan to address privacy concerns and issues related to complex data sharing agreements.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS (Moderator)

    Director, Public Health Law Program

    Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Steve Gravely

    Partner

    Troutman Sanders LLP
    Richmond, VA
    Bio

    Maggie Power, JD, MPH

    Associate

    Dinsmore & Shohl
    Morgantown, WV

    Cason Schmit

    Research Assistant Professor

    School of Public Health
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care: Health Care Data and the Law in the 21st Century, Part II: Linking Data and Quality: A Look at Antibiotic Resistance - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/20/2017

    Since the introduction of antibiotics in the 20th century, bacteria have found ways to mutate and combat the lifesaving medications. Today, overuse and misuse of antibiotics have boosted antibiotic resistance prompting health professionals to find unique ways to curtail antibiotic prescriptions and halt the spread of these dangerous new forms of bacteria. This webinar is designed to discuss how innovative payment and health data systems are advancing the fight against antibiotic resistance. Speakers also plan to provide insight on antibiotic stewardship, the effects of value based systems and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act requirements on antibiotic prescription control, and the first national regulations aimed at improving antibiotic use in long-term care facilities.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    Since the introduction of antibiotics in the 20th century, bacteria have found ways to mutate and combat the lifesaving medications. Today, overuse and misuse of antibiotics have boosted antibiotic resistance prompting health professionals to find unique ways to curtail antibiotic prescriptions and halt the spread of these dangerous new forms of bacteria. This webinar is designed to discuss how innovative payment and health data systems are advancing the fight against antibiotic resistance. Speakers also plan to provide insight on antibiotic stewardship, the effects of value based systems and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act requirements on antibiotic prescription control, and the first national regulations aimed at improving antibiotic use in long-term care facilities. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Kyle Gregory

    Associate

    Baker Hostetler
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Alexa Limeres, JD

    Public Health Analyst

    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion 
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Daniel A. Pollock, M.D.

    Surveillance Branch Chief, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care: Health Care Data and the Law in the 21st Century, Part I: Collecting Data: Electronic Health Records and the Law - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 06/21/2017

    With encouragement from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other health organizations, electronic health records (EHR) are replacing paper medical records in most medical settings. The new digital records systems allow for improvements in record keeping and transmission, increases in communication between patients and practitioners, and employment of tools to analyze health data and improve patient care. However, legal and security concerns have developed alongside EHRs. This webinar is designed to provide a legal framework for the implementation and operation of EHR systems, discuss the use of EHR data and predictive analytics to forecast patient outcomes, and identify cybersecurity concerns and how they can be mitigated.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    With encouragement from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other health organizations, electronic health records (EHR) are replacing paper medical records in most medical settings. The new digital records systems allow for improvements in record keeping and transmission, increases in communication between patients and practitioners, and employment of tools to analyze health data and improve patient care. However, legal and security concerns have developed alongside EHRs. This webinar is designed to provide a legal framework for the implementation and operation of EHR systems, discuss the use of EHR data and predictive analytics to forecast patient outcomes, and identify cybersecurity concerns and how they can be mitigated.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Scott Weinstein

    Associate

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Washington, D.C.
    Bio

    Rachel Hulkower

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Vicki B. Ahlers

    Partner

    Baird Holm LLP
    Omaha, NE
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day: The Importance of Advanced Care Planning - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 04/18/2017

    In support of AHLA’s Public Interest initiatives and in anticipation of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) (www.nhdd.org, beginning April 16), please join us for an interactive, interdisciplinary discussion of the importance and benefits of advance care planning. The interdisciplinary panel will address why advance care planning is so important, how to do it and how to properly document it so that your physicians and family can honor your wishes. The panel will share stories of both successes and failures with advance care planning and will offer advice regarding personal, professional, and community engagement.

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    In support of AHLA's Public Interest initiatives and in anticipation of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) (www.nhdd.org, beginning April 16), please join us for an interactive, interdisciplinary discussion of the importance and benefits of advance care planning. The interdisciplinary panel will address why advance care planning is so important, how to do it and how to properly document it so that your physicians and family can honor your wishes.

    The panel will share stories of both successes and failures with advance care planning and will offer advice regarding personal, professional, and community engagement.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • Non-AHLA Member: $0

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Interest Committee

    Ira Byock, MD

    Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer

    Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bio

    Nathan A. Kottkamp (Moderator)

    Partner

    McGuireWoods LLP
    Richmond, VA
    Bio

    Founder and Chair
    National Healthcare Decisions Day

    Jeanne G. Lewandowski, MD

    Pediatrician and Palliative Care/Hospice Physician

    St. Johns Providence
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    Bio

    Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye

    General Counsel

    The Joint Commission
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Bio

    Harriet Warshaw

    Executive Director

    The Conversation Project
    Boston, MA
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare: Exploring Trends in Healthcare Quality and the Law, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the CDC's Public Health Law Program (PHLP) and the American Health Lawyers Association, offers a current overview of trends in healthcare quality and the law, and will highlight federal and state policy as it relates to healthcare-associated infections, healthcare worker vaccinations, antibiotic resistance, research ethics, and the law. In each webinar, speakers will characterize the health care quality issue, and provide perspectives on the legal framework in place to address them.

    In recent years, federal agencies, state legislatures, consumer advocates, and healthcare providers have paid a great deal of attention to defining and characterizing health care quality so that we, as a nation, can work together to improve patient care. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the federal government's leading agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans, defines quality health care as "doing the right thing for the right patient, at the right time, in the right way to achieve the best possible results." The trend toward defining and measuring healthcare quality began about 25 years ago with renewed attention to handwashing and the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Recently-developed quality improvement policies and laws, including those embodied by the Affordable Care Act, reflect this emphasis and make quality a performance measure for healthcare providers and facilities. Many institutions now participate in healthcare collaboratives and public-private partnerships to improve healthcare and patient safety, fundamentally removing barriers to the effective functioning of the overall healthcare system. This trend can be seen in state and local policies which strive to prevent healthcare acquired infections, establish antibiotic stewardship programs, and improve research ethics.

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the CDC's Public Health Law Program (PHLP) and the American Health Lawyers Association, offers a current overview of trends in healthcare quality and the law, and will highlight federal and state policy as it relates to healthcare-associated infections, healthcare worker vaccinations, antibiotic resistance, research ethics, and the law. In each webinar, speakers will characterize the health care quality issue, and provide perspectives on the legal framework in place to address them.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental/Intermediate

    Please review descriptions of individual sessions for additional information.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • AHLA Non-Member: $0

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgsce@healthlawyers.org.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare: Exploring Trends in Healthcare Quality and the Law, Part IV: Exploring Trends: Bioethics, Healthcare Quality, and the Law - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 11/18/2016

    This webinar, which features speakers from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, will offer a primer on bioethics, research ethics, and the law. Speakers will describe neuroscience studies and the problem of getting consent from patients with mental disorders and discuss strategies and procedures when a research participant is harmed. Lastly, speakers will discuss the relationship between bioethics and healthcare quality, and how the U.S. legal system should address research participant protection laws, and laws surrounding international research practices.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    This webinar, which features speakers from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, will offer a primer on bioethics, research ethics, and the law. Speakers will describe neuroscience studies and the problem of getting consent from patients with mental disorders and discuss strategies and procedures when a research participant is harmed. Lastly, speakers will discuss the relationship between bioethics and healthcare quality, and how the U.S. legal system should address research participant protection laws, and laws surrounding international research practices.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

    Fahruk Akinleye, MPH (Moderator)

    Workforce Development Coordinator

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Elizabeth Pike, J.D., LL.M.

    Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

    Washington, DC

    Nicolle K. Strand, J.D., M.

    Bioethics

    Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
    Washington, DC

    Philip L. Pomerance

    COO and General Counsel

    Best Practices Inpatient Care, Ltd.
    Long Grove, IL
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare: Exploring Trends in Healthcare Quality and the Law, Part III: Exploring Trends: Antibiotic Resistance and the Law - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 10/04/2016

    Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been so widely used and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. And, each year in the US, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections. This webinar will define and characterize the public health problem associated with antibiotic resistance, and highlight policymakers efforts to respond address the issue. Speakers will highlight the legal framework for addressing antimicrobial resistance, and provide tips for advising health care clients in this area.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: Live Webinar

    Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been so widely used and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. And, each year in the US, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections. This webinar will define and characterize the public health problem associated with antibiotic resistance, and highlight policymakers efforts to respond address the issue. Speakers will highlight the legal framework for addressing antimicrobial resistance, and provide tips for advising health care clients in this area.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Lauri Hicks, DO

    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Kevin Outterson

    Professor of Law

    Boston University School of Law
    Boston, MA
    Bio

    Denise Hill

    Director of Health Law Programs

    Drake University Law School
    Of Counsel- Whitfield & Eddy Law
    Des Moines, IA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare: Exploring Trends in Healthcare Quality and the Law, Part II: Ensuring Safety: Healthcare Worker Vaccinations and the Law - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 09/06/2016

    Healthcare facilities across the country are increasingly requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated for certain vaccine-preventable diseases to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks or transmission. In some instances, facilities establish these requirements under mandates set forth by state statutes or regulations. This webinar will describe how healthcare worker vaccinations can be a legal tool for reducing healthcare associated infections and outline statutory and regulatory strategies states have utilized to improve healthcare worker vaccination rates. Finally, this webinar will discuss barriers for healthcare worker vaccination requirements and considerations for legal counsel.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    Healthcare facilities across the country are increasingly requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated for certain vaccine-preventable diseases to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks or transmission. In some instances, facilities establish these requirements under mandates set forth by state statutes or regulations. This webinar will describe how healthcare worker vaccinations can be a legal tool for reducing healthcare associated infections and outline statutory and regulatory strategies states have utilized to improve healthcare worker vaccination rates. Finally, this webinar will discuss barriers for healthcare worker vaccination requirements and considerations for legal counsel.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

    Aila Hoss, JD

    Legal Analyst

    Healthcare Worker Vaccination Assessment Project Centers
    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Priscilla D. Keith, JD

    Assistant General Counsel

    Community Health Network, Inc.
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bio

    ​Dawn Pepin (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Tom Talbot, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Nashville, TN

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare: Exploring Trends in Healthcare Quality and the Law, Part I: Improving Quality: Healthcare-Associated Infections and the Law - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 08/10/2016

    Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a threat to patient safety, and the prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This webinar will explore the public health issues associated with healthcare-associated infections and legal and policy responses to address them. Speakers will offer perspectives on state legal frameworks to address healthcare associated infections, trends in healthcare associated infection related litigation, and legal approaches to addressing healthcare associated infections in long-term care facilities.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a threat to patient safety, and the prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This webinar will explore the public health issues associated with healthcare-associated infections and legal and policy responses to address them. Speakers will offer perspectives on state legal frameworks to address healthcare associated infections, trends in healthcare associated infection related litigation, and legal approaches to addressing healthcare associated infections in long-term care facilities.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

    Alexa Limeres, JD (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion 
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Max Kennerly, Esq.

    Partner

    Kennerly Loutey, LLC
    Philadelphia, PA

    Demi Haffenreffer, RN, MBA

    Owner

    Haffenreffer and Associates
    Portland, OR
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, All Parts(Fundamental/Intermediate) On Demand Recording

    This this six-part series will focus on legal issues at the intersection of public health and health care. Topics to be addressed include legal issues related to federally qualified health centers, prescription drug overdose prevention, Community Health Needs Assessments, and the domestic legal preparedness and response related to Ebola.

    In the past few years, the health care system of the U.S. has embarked on a myriad of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care received by Americans. One key component of this movement has been efforts, on the state and federal level, to better define, measure, and strengthen health care quality. These efforts are not only helping to shape the modern health care delivery system, but many of these initiatives are providing critical opportunities for public health practitioners, health care providers, and each sector's legal counsel to forge coordinated partnerships to improve population health. For example, the emphasis on prevention, health promotion, and population health improvements in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 have provided new momentum for advancing greater integration between public health and health care but also for building foundations of health care quality across the board. The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak also has led to increased collaboration among the health care and public health sectors to better ensure preparedness for public health emergencies and disease outbreaks.

    This this six-part Public Interest Webinar Series, co-sponsored by CDC's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, will focus on legal issues at the intersection of public health and health care. The webinars will focus on topics including legal issues related to federally qualified health centers, prescription drug overdose prevention, Community Health Needs Assessments, and domestic legal preparedness and response related to Ebola. Each webinar will provide both a public health and health care perspective, and will feature lawyers representing health departments, hospitals, and health systems.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental/Intermediate

    Please review descriptions of individual sessions for additional information.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie
  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part III: Using the Law to Address Prescription Drug Overdose—Emerging Issues (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 08/14/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of the prescription drug overdose (PDO) public health problem and the seven types of legal strategies that relate to prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and also discuss how PDO legal strategies are being enforced by states.

    The U.S. is in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of prescription drug overdose (PDO) deaths. This webinar will provide an overview of the PDO public health problem, describe the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Law Program's assessment of seven types of legal strategies that relate to prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and also discuss how PDO legal strategies are being enforced by states. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    ​Akshara Menon

    Sr. Legal Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Adrienne Baker

    Associate Director, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education

    Purdue Pharma LLP
    Stamford, CT

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare Law: Emerging Trends in Health Information and Data, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    CDC's Public Health Law Program (PHLP) and the American Health Lawyers Association announce a 3-part series of webinars that will provide an overview of health information, data sharing, and the law, and offer related information and resources for lawyers, in-house counsel and academics.

    Data collection, use, and sharing are critical to the effective practice of collaborative healthcare and public health. The potential uses and value of health data has increased as technology has advanced bringing an increased need for public health practitioners, health care providers, and their legal counsel to understand the role of law in the creation, storage, use, and re-use of electronic health information for healthcare and public health purposes.Understanding the relevant legal authorities is a critical first step to maximizing the mutual benefit of data sharing between healthcare providers and public health practitioners.

    CDC's Public Health Law Program (PHLP) and the American Health Lawyers Association announce a 3-part series of webinars that will provide an overview of health information, data sharing, and the law, and offer related information and resources for lawyers, in-house counsel and academics.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • Non-AHLA Member: $0

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Public Interest Committee

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare Law: Emerging Trends in Health Information and Data, Part III: Achieving Optimal Data Sharing to Improve Health Outcomes - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/11/2016

    This webinar will explore emerging trends in health information, data sharing, and the law. Speakers will offer perspectives on recent health information cases and will explore the role of law in health information exchanges, data sharing for research, and "Big Data."

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    This webinar will explore emerging trends in health information, data sharing, and the law. Speakers will offer perspectives on recent health information cases and will explore the role of law in health information exchanges, data sharing for research, and "Big Data."

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • Non-AHLA Member: $0

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Public Interest Committee

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

    Katherine Perdomo, MPH (Moderator)

    AmeriCorpJD Member

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control
    Tallahassee, FL

    Will Britt, JD

    Chief Counsel for Health Services

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
    Columbia, SC
    Bio

    Katy G. Lucas, JD

    Senior Attorney

    King & Spalding, Healthcare Practice
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Kristin Madison, JD

    Professor of Law and Health Sciences

    Northeastern University School of Law
    Boston, MA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare Law: Emerging Trends in Health Information and Data, Part II: Data Sharing: Addressing Provider Reluctance - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 06/17/2016

    This webinar will explore provider reluctance to collect and share health data. Speakers will characterize data sharing for public health purposes, explore real v. perceived barriers to data sharing, and highlight best practices for bi-directional data sharing.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    This webinar will explore provider reluctance to collect and share health data.Speakers will characterize data sharing for public health purposes, explore real v. perceived barriers to data sharing, and highlight best practices for bi-directional data sharing.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • Non-AHLA Member: $0

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Public Interest Committee

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

    Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS

    Director, Public Health Law Program

    Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Jennifer Orr Mitchell

    Partner

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
    Cincinnati, OH
    Bio

    Priscilla D. Keith, JD

    Assistant General Counsel

    Community Health Network, Inc.
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare Law: Emerging Trends in Health Information and Data, Part I: Health Information, Data Sharing, and the Law: A Primer - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 05/31/2016

    This webinar will offer a primer on health information, data sharing, and the law. Speakers will describe federal and state legal frameworks supporting the use and sharing of health data, including laws that that promote healthcare providers' Health Information Technology implementation and use.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    This webinar will offer a primer on health information, data sharing, and the law. Speakers will describe federal and state legal frameworks supporting the use and sharing of health data, including laws that that promote healthcare providers' Health Information Technology implementation and use.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • Non-AHLA Member: $0

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Public Interest Committee

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    ​Cason Schmit

    Legal Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Kristen Rosati, Esq.

    Attorney

    Coppersmith Brockelman
    Phoenix, AZ
    Bio

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  • Zika Preparedness and Response: A Public Health and Legal Perspective

    Recorded On: 03/18/2016

    Zika Preparedness and Response: A Public Health and Legal Perspective

    Time: 60 Minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    With the World Health Organization declaring Zika a public health emergency and with travel associated cases being reported to the CDC, it is critical that health care and public health practitioners, and their legal counsel, consider the role of law and policy in Zika preparedness and response. Speakers will provide an overview of the public health problem posed by Zika, discuss the domestic legal framework for addressing the virus, and highlight ways to coordinate health care and public health legal preparedness.

    Sponsoring AHLA Groups:

    • Public Interest Committee

    Steve Monroe, PhD

    Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety

    Office of the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Gregory Sunshine, JD

    Public Health Analyst

    Carter Consulting, Inc.
    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Robert Eadie, JD

    Health Officer and Administrator

    Monroe County Health Department
    Monroe County, Florida

    Melissa Markey, Esq.

    Attorneys

    Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part VI: One Year of Ebola—Legal Issues and Considerations (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 11/20/2015

    This webinar will examine the current state of Ebola in West Africa, the legal considerations implicated in the U.S. response to the outbreak, state Ebola screening and monitoring policies and their evolution over the past year, and how health care settings are legally preparing for the next threat.

    The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other U.S. health organizations have been instrumental in providing ongoing response to the 2014 outbreak. This webinar will examine the current state of Ebola in West Africa, the legal considerations implicated in the U.S. response to the outbreak, state Ebola screening and monitoring policies and their evolution over the past year, and how health care settings are legally preparing for the next threat. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.


    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    Jane Jordan

    Deputy General Counsel/Chief Counsel for Health Affairs

    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    ​Greg Sunshine

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Barbara J. Marston, M.D.

    Lead, International Task Force, Ebola Response

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part V: It's Flu Season—Exploring Issues in Vaccination (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 10/16/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of vaccination history in the U.S., examine the status of vaccination laws, and discuss the legal and policy considerations fueling the vaccination debate.

    Vaccinations are one of the most divisive topics in current conversation. Misinformation about supposed harmful effects of vaccines and declining vaccine rates have contributed to herd immunity, leaving many vulnerable members of the population even more exposed. This webinar will provide an overview of vaccination history in the U.S., examine the status of vaccination laws in settings such as schools and health care facilities, and discuss the legal and policy considerations fueling the vaccination debate. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    Aila Hoss, JD

    Legal Analyst

    Healthcare Worker Vaccination Assessment Project Centers
    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    ​Ross Silverman

    Professor of Health Policy and Management

    Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bio

    ​Dawn Pepin

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part IV: Implementing the ACA— Community Health Needs Assessments (Intermediate) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 09/18/2015

    This webinar will examine the current state of Ebola in West Africa, the legal considerations implicated in the U.S. response to the outbreak, state Ebola screening and monitoring policies and their evolution over the past year, and how health care settings are legally preparing for the next threat.

    In this webinar the speakers will provide an overview of the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for charitable 501(c)(3) hospitals. Speakers will discuss the CHNA legal framework, describe the Centers for Disease and Prevention's Community Health Improvement Navigator, highlight resources for implementing the CHNA process, and describe strategies for moving from the assessment stage to broader population health initiatives. The webinar will also include case studies highlighting the legal challenges and opportunities inherent in any CHNA program. Participants will also be able to ask questions of the speakers.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Network for Public Health Law.


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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Denise Koo, MD, MPH

    Captain, U.S. Public Health Service

    Office of the Associate Director for Policy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS

    Director, Public Health Law Program

    Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Gene Matthews, JD, MPH

    Director, Southeastern Region Leaders

    The Network for Public Health Law Senior Fellow
    North Carolina Institute for Public Health
    University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Bio

    Martha Somerville

    Principal

    Somerville Consulting
    Baltimore, MD


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    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part II: Health Care Quality: What's Law Got to Do with It? (Intermediate) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/17/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of “health care quality,” innovations to improve health care quality, and how law relates to these innovations, particularly within the Medicare/Medicaid framework.

    Law and policy makers, health care administrators, patient advocates, and financial analysts are increasingly looking toward health care quality as a benchmark for health interventions and innovations. This webinar will provide an overview of “health care quality," innovations to improve health care quality, and how law relates to these innovations, particularly within the Medicare/Medicaid framework. The presentation will include panelists from the public and private sectors and a question and answer session.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.


    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    Elizabeth Mothershed

    Acting Associate Director for Policy

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part I: Legal Issues Impacting Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 06/05/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics, and will offer practical insight into the field and the relationships between integrated care, rural health clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

    This webinar will provide an overview of federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics, the current legal landscape, and will offer practical insight into the field and the relationships between integrated care, rural health clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Speakers include attorneys from the public and private sectors. At the close of presentations, speakers will be available to answer questions.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    ​Sheryl Tatar Dacso

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Houston, TX
    Bio

    Susannah Vance Gopalan

    Partner

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    ​David Weil

    Vice President

    Quorum Legal Services
    Nashville, TN
    Bio

    ​Cason Schmit

    Legal Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • Ebola and the Law: What You Need to Know

    Recorded On: 05/26/2015

    Describe the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, discuss legal issues that arise when infected patients enter the U.S.

    In March 2014, an outbreak of the Ebola virus was discovered in Guinea–a first for any country in West Africa. While public health personnel responded to the Guinea outbreak immediately, by June the virus had spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. In July, two American aid workers infected with Ebola were medically evacuated to the United States for care at a specially designed high-security isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. These events raise questions and concerns for public health and healthcare attorneys, and their clients, related to legal preparedness for potential infectious disease outbreaks, and highlight a need to explore the role of law in preparing for this and similar potential public health emergencies.

    This webinar describes the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, discusses legal issues that arise when infected patients enter the US, and explores legal powers and duties health department personnel have if an Ebola outbreak occurs in the US.


    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Interest Committee

    Sponsors:

    • CDC's Public Health Law Program
    • The Network for Public Health Law

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  • Town Hall on Ebola-Related Health Law Issues

    Think through the issues that will be at the top of mind for many of your clients as the Ebola crisis plays out over the next couple of months.

    A distinguished group of panelists discuss the legal issues that are emerged out of the Ebola crisis. The initial presentations are brief and to the point. The panelists touch on the updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for health care workers treating the Ebola virus, and identify and highlight important issues that the health care community must address.

    AHLA Sponsoring Group:

    • Public Interest Committee

    Jane Jordan

    Deputy General Counsel/Chief Counsel for Health Affairs

    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS

    Director, Public Health Law Program

    Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Gene Matthews, JD, MPH

    Director, Southeastern Region Leaders

    The Network for Public Health Law Senior Fellow
    North Carolina Institute for Public Health
    University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Bio

    David S. Cade (Moderator)

    Shareholder

    Polsinelli PC
    Former Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Washington, DC

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