Legal and Ethical Considerations

Legal and Ethical Considerations for Applicants

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • Other: 0.50
    • CPHCE: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 29, 2013
  • Expires: Jul 28, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
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Kaye Bender Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and CEO
Public Health Accreditation Board
Alexandria, Virginia

Needs Statement

Any health department which applies for PHAB accreditation must agree to a contract with various aspects that legally outline the relationship between PHAB and the applicant. There are multiple ethical considerations that must be agreed upon, including conflicts of interest, communication, and research. These considerations require action both by PHAB policy and by the health department. Health departments must be knowledgeable about these requirements to make an informed agreement.

Target Audience

Health Department Accreditation Coordinators, Health Department Directors, other Health Department staff, Health Departments that are considering applying for accreditation, and any others interested in the legal and ethical aspects of PHAB accreditation


At the conclusion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • State the legal requirements of a PHAB application
  • Describe the ethical considerations that come with involvement in the accreditation process


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.50 hours of participation.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 0.50 hours of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker, planner, or reviewer has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The speaker will not discuss off-label use of a product.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

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