Distance Learning

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

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


Community Health Network, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

​Dawn Pepin (Moderator)

Public Health Analyst

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

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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