Annual Health Directors' Legal Conference

This course is co-sponsored by NC Association of Local Health Directors.

This conference, geared toward directors of local health departments and consolidated human services agencies and the attorneys who work with them, focuses on current legal issues confronting local health departments, including significant changes and developments in state and federal law affecting both personal and environmental health programs. Participants at previous conferences learned about smoking regulation, legal issues in communicable disease control, animal control, issues with local health department medical records, and selected issues in environmental health.

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.

Additional information

The Health Directors' Legal Conference will submit an application to the NC State Bar for general CLE credit.  Your CLE reporting form will be available at our on-site registration table for pickup.  

An application will also be submitted to the NC Registered Environmental Health Specialists’ Board for continuing education credit, and we will update this webpage with that information as soon as it is available.  Sign-in sheets will be available for each session approved. 

An announcement will be sent to all registrants when materials are available for downloading/printing. Printed copies will not be provided at the conference. If you would like to have hard copies of materials for reference at the conference, please print and bring them with you.

General8.00 hrs
Total8.00 hrs
CEU8.00 hrs
REHS1.25 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

Participants should download and print materials that they wish to have at the conference as hard copies will not be provided. 

Participants are particularly encouraged to download or print PowerPoint presentations and documents marked "Handout." Documents listed under "Links to Additional Information" are provided for your reference but you will not need copies during the conference.


Agenda, 2018

Conference Speaker List



Public Health, Law, & Government



Emerging Legal Issues in Opioid Response

PowerPoint: The Opioid Crisis and Counties - Updates from NCACC (Bason)

PowerPoint: NC's Opioid Epidemic (Sachdeva)

PowerPoint: HIPAA & Opioid Response (Moore)

Handout: HHS Guidance – HIPAA and Opioids
Handout: Guilford Mobile Health Authorization for Release

Handout: NC Syringe Exchange Programs and Legal Protections

Handout: Guilford STOP (Guildford's Solution To the Opioid Problem)

Links to Additional Resources:


Childhood Immunizations: North Carolina Law and National Policy Trends

PowerPoint: National Policy and Practice Trends in Vaccines (Hudgins)

PowerPoint: Childhood Immunizations: North Carolina Law (Moore)

Handout: May Unimmunized Children be Excluded From School in North Carolina? (Moore)


Links to Additional Information:


Animal Quarantine and the Rabies Compendium

Powerpoint: Rabies Law – Implementing Recent Changes (Wall)
Handout: S.L. 2017-106
Handout: Significant Change to North Carolina’s Rabies Law
Handout: DHHS Rabies Presentation  (NC DHHS Div of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch)
Handout: NASPHV Compendium  (JAVMA, March 2016)
Handout: Prospective Serologic Monitoring Protocol -NASPHV Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2016


Drinking Water Regulation and Public Health

PowerPoint: Emerging and Legacy Compounds (Tarte)

PowerPoint: Local Public Health Responds to Gen X (Moser)

PowerPoint: County Lines and Evolving Scope (Howard)

PowerPoint: Drinking Water Regulation and Public Health – A Look at GenX and Emerging Compounds (Holman)


Compliance Update: NC Local Health Department Accreditation

PowerPoint: NCLHDA Compliance Update (Belflower-Thomas)

Handout: Roles and Responsibilities of Board of Healh Guide

Link to Additional Resources:



North Carolina’s New HIV Control Measure Rules

PowerPoint: Modernization of North Carolina’s HIV control measures (Mobley/Foust)

PowerPoint: Control Measures & NC Communicable Disease Law (Moore)

Handout: HIV Control Measure Summary - in English
Handout: HIV Control Measure Summary – in Spanish

Handout: HIV Control Measure Rules (10A NCAC 41A .0202)


Hot Topics Update: Service Animals & HIPAA Highlights

Powerpoint: HIPAA Highlights (Moore)

Handout: Service Animals: Highlights for Local Health Departments


Links to Additional Information on HIPAA Highlights:


Success Stories: Health in All Policies

Handout: Nine Key Questions to Consider in the Development of an Advocacy Strategy
Handout: Component Model of Infrastructure


For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Gail Wilkins

Program Manager
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government