Next Public Health Law Webinar on September 22nd
State Public Reporting Laws of
Please attend the next webinar in a
series exploring important topics in public health law.
September 22 at 1 – 2 p.m. (ET)
- Julie Reagan, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., attorney
and healthcare consultant, HAI Focus
- Rick Hogan, J.D., M.P.H., general counsel,
Arkansas Department of Health
infections (HAIs) are infections acquired by patients during the course of
receiving medical care for some other condition. According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 out of every 20
hospitalized patients will contract an HAI. Due to the increased
morbidity, mortality and financial costs associated with these infections, HAIs
have been recognized as an important public health problem.
The majority of U.S.
states have responded to the problem of HAIs by enacting HAI public reporting
laws. While the primary purpose of these laws has been to reduce the
occurrence of HAIs by implementing infection prevention and control
initiatives, the laws also promote healthcare facility transparency and
accountability by including mandates for HAI data submission and release of
that data in the form of reports or other information to the public.
This webinar will
provide a current and comprehensive review of U.S. state and territorial HAI
laws. Dr. Julie Reagan will present an overview of HAI laws and will
discuss the most common legal provisions. She will also address the role of the
federal government, along with its interplay with state HAI programs and
implementing state laws. Rick Hogan will discuss Arkansas’ HAI law,
providing a case example and overview of a state with voluntary reporting
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.
webinar is free and open to all interested parties. The Public Health Law Association
is hosting September’s webinar. Register for this event here. Registration deadline: You must
register by 1 p.m. (ET) on September 20. Information about webinar procedures
will be distributed to all registrants before the event.
Presented in Partnership by: American Society of Law
Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); Public Health Law
Association (PHLA); Public
Health Law Network; and Public
Health Law Research Program