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Public Health Emergency Law: Emergency Use of Property and Supplies

posted on Mon, Sep 8 2014 12:12 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, September 18 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

This webinar provides an opportunity for public health lawyers, health practitioners and other stakeholders to learn about the role of law in protecting property and supplies in a public health emergency. Attendees will get an overview of the CDC developed Public Health Emergency Law Competency Model, with a focus on Domain #2: The Protection of Property and Supplies, and hear about the legal issues health department personnel and their attorneys may face regarding the protection of property and supplies during a public health emergency, including commandeering or closing facilities, limiting price gouging, procuring and reallocating supplies, and authorizing emergency countermeasures. Speakers from the New York State Department of Health will discuss their experiences addressing legal issues surrounding property and supplies in response to the 2009/2010 H1N1 Flu Pandemic and Hurricane Sandy in 2013. Time will be provided at the end of the webinar for participants to ask questions.


  • Gregory Sunshine, J.D., Legal Analyst, Public Health Law Programs, Office for State, Tribal Local and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention
  • Tina Batra Hershey, J.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management Department, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Nikhil Natarajan, Deputy Director of the Office of Health Emergency Preparedness at the New York State Department of Health
  • Holly M. Dellenbaugh, J.D., Bureau of House Counsel for the New York State Department of Health


  • Kim Weidenaar, J.D., Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law -- Western Region


This webinar co-sponsored by the CDC's Public Health Law Program, the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Network for Public Health Law.