Threats to Public Health Authority: Lessons from COVID-19

Wed Feb 02, 2022
Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state legislatures and executive actors have taken various actions designed to thwart effective emergency response efforts, including enacting laws which strip emergency response powers, prevent implementation of vaccine and mask mandates, or place express limitations on certain specific interventions. Still, despite these problematic policies, legal avenues are available and are currently being used to counter COVID-19 denialism and ensure public health ultimately prevails.

Our speaker, Jennifer Piatt, JD, (“Jen”) is the Deputy Director of the Network for Public Health Law’s Western Region Office. She also serves as a Research Scholar with the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Before joining the Network, Jen served as a law clerk to Vice Chief Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court and worked in private practice as a pharmacy regulatory attorney at Quarles & Brady LLP, in the firm’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Her recent work has focused on vaccine mandates and crisis standards of care.


Date 02-02-2022 11:00 am EDT
End Date 02-02-2022 12:00 pm EDT
Event Time Zone EDT
Capacity Unlimited