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Date: March 17

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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As various regions of the the United States have and could continue to experience COVID-19-related surges in cases, hospitals and other providers have reported scarcity in essential resources (e.g., available intensive care unit (ICU) beds, personnel, treatments, and personal protective equipment (PPE)).

In response, providers as well as state, territorial, and local health authorities have prepared and/or implemented crisis standards of care (CSC). CSC are defined as substantial changes in usual healthcare operations and the level of care it is possible to deliver, which is made necessary by a pervasive (e.g., pandemic) or catastrophic (e.g., earthquake, hurricane) disaster. Yet there are several legal and policy issues associated with CSC.

This webinar is open to attorney general staff members and will provide:

  • An overall understanding of the purpose of CSC in ensuring maximum quality of care delivery in the midst of a disaster (e.g., a pandemic).
  • The impacts of COVID-19 patient surges on providers and healthcare delivery settings (e.g., emergency rooms (ERs)).
  • The legal concerns undergirding CSC (e.g., emergency declarations, licensure/scope of practice, liability).


  • Dr. Monique Anawis, MD JD, Medical Director, Illinois Attorney General’s Office


  • Dr. Dan Hanfling, MD, Vice President, Technical Staff, In-Q-Tel
  • James Hodge, JD, Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Jennifer Piatt, JD, Research Scholar, Center for Public Health Law and Policy, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University


This webinar is open to attorney general staff members. To register, click the registration button on the left. You must be signed in to your NAAG account to register. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Zaman at mzaman@naag.org.

Registration will close on March 17 at noon ET.

CLE Credit

CLE will be provided for individuals who have fully attended and participated in the webinar.