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Toxic Exposures, Emergency Planning and Electronic Health Records: A Sneak Preview of the 2012 Public Health Law Conference
June 21, 2012
More Information: http://www.networkforphl.org/network_resources/webinar_series/
The 2012 Public Health Law Conference: Practical Approaches to Critical Challenges will cover a wide range of emerging public health topics. This month's public health webinar will give a sneak preview into just three of the topics that will be covered in greater depth at the conference, including toxic exposures, emergency planning for vulnerable populations and electronic health records. The policy changes and efforts to reduce toxic exposures, including exposure to secondhand smoke and pesticides in multiunit housing and children's lead exposure in homes will be discussed. This topic will have a particular emphasis on public and low-income housing. The characteristics of older adults that make them more vulnerable in an emergency and the legal options to help protect them will also be presented. Finally, the webinar will cover the use of electronic health records (EHR) for public health purposes, as well as the legal and ethical implications of EHR and state and federal perspectives on electronic health information exchange. This is an opportunity for webinar attendees to learn about these important subjects, gain insight into the conference and to ask questions that will help form the speakers' final presentations. You may qualify for CLE credit. Please register by 1 p.m. ET on June 19.
Presenters: Kathleen Hoke, Dachille, J.D., director, Network for Public Health Law - Eastern Region, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Rebecca Polinsky, J.D., research and practice fellow, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Sharona Hoffman, J.D., LL.M., professor of law and bioethics and co-director of Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law