Practical Law for Public Health Officials

Photo of gavel and stethoscope.Do you know how the law contributed to motor vehicle safety, vaccination, or safer workplaces? Law reform or litigation has played a part in most of the greatest public health achievements in the 20th century. As public health professionals and leaders, understanding public health law and how to use it is essential to protecting the public’s health. In this course, you will learn how to assess when to involve legal counsel, how to get effective legal advice, and what laws will affect your decision-making ability when facing public health threats. By the end, you will be able to use core concepts of public health law to more effectively protect the public’s health while avoiding legal trouble.

 

This course is co-provided by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and Continuing Nursing Education (UWCNE) at the University of Washington.

Target Audience

Governmental public health leadership and practitioners without formal legal training.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  • Recognize legal issues
  • Formulate legal questions
  • Implement effective strategies for working with legal counsel
  • Describe key principles of public health law
  • Identify key public health laws that govern leadership’s responsibilities, authority, and limitations

Additional Information

Format: 
Self-Study
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
12/12/2013
Expires: 
12/12/2016
Cost:
$35.00

Please see the module developer list in the course content.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Price

Cost:
$35.00
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