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  

3.
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. 

Topics

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What’s the Connection?

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

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Part 2: Governing Statues

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Part 3: Quarantine and Isolation

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

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Self-Reflection

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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
    health.

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

7. Competencies addressed:

Core Competencies for Public Health
Professionals

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