Leadership, Management and Workforce Development
Sharing Session - 90 Minutes
Public health officials have great discretion in carrying out their responsibilities to protect health. However, this discretion might be legally challenged by individuals, organizations, and government. During this session, panelists will discuss the discretionary authority public health officials have in carrying out their duties, situations where use of discretion may be legally challenged, and factors the law requires to show proof of an abuse of discretion. Panelists will also share a tool for effective executive decision making. The recent prosecutions of health officials for the Legionella outbreak in Flint, MI will serve as an example.