Posted: April 17, 2013

Community Pan-Flu Preparedness: A Checklist of Key Legal Issues for Healthcare Providers


Health Lawyers, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a public interest dialogue session to discuss the role of the healthcare sector in community pan-flu preparedness. Health Lawyers, the CDC and HHS invited a select group of 52 participants from diverse federal and state governmental jurisdictions, legal disciplines, the provider and payor communities, academia and national associations that focus on public health, healthcare and the law. Participants shared their best thinking regarding legal impediments and implementation challenges to community pan-flu preparedness and practical solutions to such challenges. Attendees also focused on ways for healthcare providers to coordinate preparedness planning with local, state and federal authorities. These recommendations were incorporated into the Checklist to reflect the perspectives of numerous public and private stakeholders in order to make the Checklist as practical and relevant as possible.


Pan-Flu Preparedness, Legal Consideration


American Health Lawyers Association

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Health & Human Services