Making Crucial Connections: Public Health Law

This course is designed to familiarize local Board of Health (BOH) administrators and members with applicable laws and regulations impacting local public health agencies and Boards of Health.


  • What’s the Connection
  • Part 1: Role of Local Boards of Health (BOH)
  • Part 2: Governing Statues
  • Part 3: Quarantine and Isolation
  • Part 4: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Self-Reflection
  • Course Summary

Intended Audience

individuals who are new Public Health Administrators.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this training, the learner will be able to:

  • Identifythe primary mandates on local boards of health, and identify their sources
  • Describethe perspective roles of the board of health and the board of supervisors in the delivery of public health services
  • DiscussCertain principles local Boards of Health must adhere to in respect to isolating and quarantining Iowa Citizens
  • Recognizethe expected impact of major provisions

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core competencies for Public Health Professionals Identified

  • 2A8. – Implements policies, programs, and services
  • 2B5. – Monitors current and projected trends (e.g., health, fiscal, social, political, environmental) representing the health of a community
  • 2C9. – Ensures implementation of policies, programs, and services is consistent with laws and regulations
  • 7A1. – Describes the structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health programs and organizations
  • 7A4. – Describes public health funding mechanisms (e.g., categorical grants, fees, third-party reimbursement, tobacco taxes)
  • 8A1. – Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities
  • 8A2. – Describes public health as part of a larger inter-related system of organizations that influence the health of populations at local, national, and global levels
  • 8B10. – Advocates for the role of public health in providing population health services

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Denise Hill, Dena Fife

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

July 7, 2015