Making Crucial Connections: Public Health Law

Category: 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