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COVID-19: Crisis Standards of Care—Guidance for Health Care Systems and Providers

Overview

March 26 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Given the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing concern about the potential inability of health care personnel, equipment and resources to keep pace with the need for live-saving treatment, acute hospital care and intervention. What do hospitals and providers do when there are insufficient resources to provide care for all? Who decides who will receive treatment? What is fair and equitable? What is legally permissible? Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) planning and guidance can help providers address these and other critical issues that arise when health care systems are in crisis operations.

This webinar examined the decisions health care workers must make to address scarce resource allocation including, ethical decision-making, provider liability and other legal issues, and the role of Crisis Standards of Care.

This webinar will provide you with:

  • A real-time assessment of current and future decisions facing health workers in allocating scarce resources
  • An understanding of the role of Crisis Standards of Care and available guidance
  • An examination of the ethical and legal issues addressed by Crisis Standards of Care, including liability

Moderator:

  • Kayleen Klarich, Marketing and Membership Manager, Network for Public Health Law — National Office

Presenters:

  • Donna E. Levin, JD, National Director, Network for Public Health Law
  • Dan Hanfling, MD, Vice President, Technical Staff, In-Q-Tel; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine, Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness; Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital

CLEs will not be provided for this webinar.

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