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North Carolina Public Health Law

SOG Public Health Law Training

Upcoming courses and conferences

The next Annual NC Local Health Directors' Legal Conference will be held April 17-18, 2019. Please see the conference page for more details and to request registration notification. 

HIPAA and NC Local Health Departments: 2018 Critical Updates and Tools for Compliance and Training -- The UNC School of Government, the NC Institute for Public Health, and the NC Area Health Education Centers are jointly providing three regional workshops to introduce new HIPAA training tools and provide 2018 HIPAA critical updates tailored specifically to North Carolina local public health agencies. The workshops will held in three locations around the state in May: Greenville (May 16), Raleigh (May 21), and Boone (May 23). For 2018 only, these regional workshops will replace the annual Critical Updates Workshop sponsored by the NC Public Health HIPAA Alliance. More information and links to register online are available in this brochure.

Materials from past courses and conferences

Educational materials about legal issues can become outdated as laws change. Please note the dates on these materials. These materials offer information, not legal advice. For legal advice, readers should consult an attorney.

N.C. Local Health Directors' Legal Conference

This course is offered annually in April. The agenda is planned by SOG faculty after consultation with the NC Association of Local Health Directors. 

HIPAA Critical Updates Workshop

This workshop for local health department HIPAA officers was launched in partnership with the North Carolina Public Health HIPAA Alliance and the North Carolina Public Health Association in 2016.

The 2018 critical updates will be incorporated into regional workshops jointly presented by the UNC School of Government, the NC Institute for Public Health, and the NC Area Health Education Centers, and offered in three locations around the state: Greenville (May 16 2018), Raleigh (May 21 2018), and Boone (May 23 2018). More information about the workshops and links to register online are available in this brochure.   

Legal Basics for Human Services Directors & Administrators

This course is offered biennially. 

This annual videoconference was discontinued after 2011. 

Special Topics Workshops

Special topics workshops are offered periodically on an irregular schedule. When special topics workshops are scheduled, they will be announced at the top of this page, under the heading "Upcoming courses and conferences."