Legal and Ethical Considerations

Site Visitor Responsibilities and Specific PHAB Policies

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • Other: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 12, 2013
  • Expires: Sep 11, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)


Kaye Bender Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and CEO
Public Health Accreditation Board
Alexandria, Virginia

Needs Statement

Anyone who applies to serve as a PHAB site visitor and those assigned to a health department review must agree to a contract with various aspects that legally outline the relationship between PHAB and the site visitor. There are multiple ethical considerations that must be agreed upon including conflicts of interest, communication, and intellectual property. These considerations require action both by PHAB policy and by the individual. This module is a part of the required site visitor training and can also be used for potential site visitors who wish to understand their legal obligations prior to submitting an application.

Target Audience

PHAB Site Visitors, individuals interested in serving as a PHAB Site Visitor, Health Departments who have applied for accreditation, and any others interested in the legal and ethical aspects of PHAB accreditation


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • State the legal requirements of acting as a PHAB site visitor
  • Describe the ethical considerations that come with being a site visitor


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.

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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