Making Crucial Connections: Public Health Law

Course Summary

1. Title: Making Crucial Connections: Public
Health Law

2. Keywords/Themes: Individual Rights, Government,
Local Jurisdiction, Powers and Duties, Key relationships, county board, BOH
Authority, collective bargaining, legislative powers, immunity, indemnify,
isolation, quarantine, PPACA  

Course Description:

This course is designed to familiarize local Board of Health
(BOH) administrators and members with applicable laws and regulations impacting
local public health agencies and Boards of Health. 



What’s the Connection?


Part 1: Role of Local Boards of Health (BOH)


Part 2: Governing Statues


Part 3: Quarantine and Isolation


Part 4: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)




Course Summary

4. Intended Audience:  individuals
who are new Public Health Administrators.

5. Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this training, the
learner will be able to:

  • Identify the primary mandates on local boards of health,
    and identify their sources
  • Describe the respective roles of the board of health and
    the board of supervisors in the delivery of public health services
  • Discuss certain principles local Boards of Health must
    adhere to in respect to isolating and quarantining Iowa citizens
  • Recognize the expected impact of major provisions of the
    Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on local boards of

6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed:

Core Competencies for Public Health

2A8 - Implements
policies, programs, and services

2B5 - Monitors current and
projected trends (e.g., health, fiscal, social, political, environmental)
representing the health of a community

2C9 - Ensures implementation
of policies, programs, and services is consistent with laws and regulations

7A1 - Describes the
structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health
programs and organizations

7A4 - Describes public health
funding mechanisms (e.g., categorical grants, fees, third-party reimbursement,
tobacco taxes)

8A1 – Incorporates ethical
standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all
interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities

8A2 - Describes public health
as part of a larger inter-related system of organizations that influence the
health of populations at local, national, and global levels

8B10 - Advocates for the role
of public health in providing population health services

8. CEUs Offered: None

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length:  1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content
Experts: Denise Hill, Dena Fife

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: July 7, 2015