The Flint water crisis is currently on the minds of many in public health. In 2014, while under the control of an emergency manager appointed by the State of Michigan to oversee city operations and control finances, Flint changed its source of water to the Flint River in a cost-cutting measure. Subsequently, elevated lead levels were detected in Flint's children. The effects of elevated lead will negatively impact the health of the community, especially its children, for years. This webinar, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law, will examine emergency manager laws and the Safe Drinking Water Act, and explore the ethical considerations in protecting the health of communities in financial crisis.
Some attendees 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.
This webinar co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law, the CDC Public Health Law Program, and the American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME).