Webinar March 26 on COVID-19: Crisis Standards of Care


COVID-19: Crisis Standards of Care—Guidance for Health Care Systems and Providers

March 26 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Given the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing concern about the potential inability of health care personnel, equipment and resources to keep pace with the need for live-saving treatment, acute hospital care and intervention. What do hospitals and providers do when there are insufficient resources to provide care for all? Who decides who will receive treatment? What is fair and equitable? What is legally permissible? Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) planning and guidance can help providers address these and other critical issues that arise when health care systems are in crisis operations.

This webinar will examine the decisions health care workers must make to address scarce resource allocation including, ethical decision-making, provider liability and other legal issues, and the role of Crisis Standards of Care. After an initial presentation in the first 30 minutes, your questions and comments will be addressed. We encourage you to submit your questions in advance when registering, or by email to kklarich@networkforphl.org.

This webinar will provide you with:

  • A real-time assessment of current and future decisions facing health workers in allocating scarce resources
  • An understanding of the role of Crisis Standards of Care and available guidance.
  • An examination of the ethical and legal issues addressed by Crisis Standards of Care, including liability


Kayleen Klarich, Marketing and Membership Manager, Network for Public Health Law — National Office


  • Donna E. Levin, JD, National Director, Network for Public Health Law
  • Dan Hanfling, MD, Special Advisor of Emergency Preparedness and Response at Inova Health System and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University

CLEs will not be provided for this webinar.


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