Pandemic Policy Playbook: Analyzing Pandemic Preparedness Case Studies

Pandemic Policy Playbook: Analyzing Pandemic Preparedness Case Studies

As we’ve seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, policies that respect both individual rights and public health needs are critical to successfully ending the pandemic. This course reviews legal disputes that have arisen during the past 3 years, highlighting how their resolution can lead to proactive policies in healthcare as we move forward. 

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Explain the constitutional basis of claims made in the United States by citizens who allege their rights have been violated by the government during a global pandemic.
2. Discuss the steps that must be taken by government agencies in meeting the rights of individuals and the needs of the community when a global pandemic threatens public safety.
3. Define Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in terms of the Food and Drug Administration permissions.
4. Describe a public policy that respects both individual rights and public health needs during a global pandemic.
5. Describe which unit of government may authorize immunization status.
6. Define requirements for states to implement emergency measures that may curtail constitutional rights.

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

David B. Brushwood has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: January 28, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: January 28, 2027

Disclosure: This training contains potentially controversial material regarding specific court cases. It is not intended to be polarizing but is offered for educational purposes only. Learners should participate in this course utilizing a public policy perspective rather than a political one.

This course is provided for educational purposes. CEimpact is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice of any kind. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney. 

Copyright 2024, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-008-H03-P
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