Executive Decision Making and Liability for Public Health Officials
January 25, 2018
Public health officials have great discretion in carrying out their responsibilities to protect health. However, this discretion can be legally challenged by individuals, organizations, and government. This webinar, co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the Partnership for Public Health Law, will include a discussion of the discretionary authority public health officials have in carrying out their duties, situations where use of discretion may be legally challenged, and factors the law requires to show proof of an abuse of discretion.
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By attending this webinar, you will learn about:
- Discretionary authority public health officials have in carrying out their duties
- Situations where use of discretion may be legally challenged
- Factors the law requires to show proof of an abuse of discretion
- Tools to assist public health decision making (the recent prosecutions of health officials for the Legionella outbreak in Flint, Michigan will serve as an example)
- Jason Coates, Public Health Policy Analyst, American Public Health Association
- Denise Chrysler, Director, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region Office
- Matthew Penn, Director, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Lance Gable, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME 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.