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Efforts to Rollback Public Health Authority: Tracking the Legislation and Assessing the Impact


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST | June 21, 2022

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators in every state have introduced bills that would limit public health authority to respond to the current pandemic or future public health emergencies. Many of these bills have been enacted into law. This legislation could have harmful impacts on public health by restricting the ability of a governor, or state or local health official, to respond to a health emergency in a swift and flexible way.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about collaborative efforts to track state bills that address public health authority, including those that would limit the authority of a governor, state health official, or local health official; shift authority from state or local executives; address pandemic-related public health measures such as mask mandates, vaccine mandates, or testing requirements; or preempt localities from imposing public health measures.
  • Hear about current trends in legislation impacting public health
  • Be directed to resources that highlight the legal landscape on these topics


Donna Levin, J.D., national director, Network for Public Health Law


  • Katie Moran-McCabe, J.D., special projects manager, Center for Public Health Law Research
  • Andy Baker-White, J.D., M.P.H, senior director, State Health Policy, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, M.D., M.P.H, former director of Rhode Island Department of Health and former president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Attendees may qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits. ASLME is an approved provider of CLEs in several states, and will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.