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Public Health Data in the Courts: Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual and its Implications

posted on Wed, Oct 19 2016 3:37 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, November 17 from 1pm – 2:30pm ET. View/download the slides.

States have recognized all-payer claims databases (APCDs) as useful tools for collecting public health data. These databases are a means to consistently collect health claims data and use that information to inform public health priorities. With the recent Supreme Court decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, states with mandatory APCDs are facing changes to their reporting statutes. In order for states to continue to provide timely disease- and cost-related data to public health researchers, they will have to strike a new balance between existing reporting provisions and emerging public health needs.

This webinar, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program, The American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and the Network for Public Health Law, will explore the legal issues surrounding Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, the public health and healthcare considerations of all-payer claims databases, and alternative approaches states can take to continue to use these databases effectively.

Moderator:  Montrece McNeill Ransom, J.D., M.P.H., Team Lead - Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development, Public Health Law Program ― Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • Jason P. Lacey, Foulston Siefkin LLP 
  • Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH, Public Health Law Program,  CDC
  • Denise Love, Executive Director, National Association of Health Data Organizations


Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. CLEs for Network webinars are provided by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME). ASLME is the approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states; ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.