As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is critical to understand the legal basis for response actions taken by federal, state, tribal, and local governments.Tina Batra Hershey, assistant professor at PItt Public Health and adjunct professor of law, will describe the role of law in emergency preparedness and response as well as the powers and limits the U.S. Constitution grants to public health authorities with respect to disease control and prevention. We will discuss the need to balance individual rights with the public’s health and explore emerging issues in legal preparedness.
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About the speaker
Tina Batra Hershey is an assistant professor in Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and an adjunct professor at the School of Law. She teaches courses on health care compliance, health law and ethics, and health care fraud. Hershey is a frequent national speaker on legal preparedness issues and has co-authored two public health emergency law manuals and bench books.
As part of Pitt Law's speaker series for the Health Care Compliance Online Graduate Certificate Program, this program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (1) hour of substantive credit. If you are an attorney seeking PACLE continuing legal education credit, you will be charged a $30 processing fee.This fee is waived for Pitt faculty, staff, and students.
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