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April 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


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ACC Houston Healthcare Law Practice Group CLE Webinar: The PREP Act
Asserting Immunity and Understanding Its Application For Health Care Providers
April 20, 2021 | 12-1 PM | 1.00 Hours CLE Credit (TX)

The PREP Act authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to immunize private actors (including health care providers) from legal liability related to administering "countermeasures" (including authorized vaccines, COVID tests, and use of certain PPE) during the pandemic through 2024. But like all other laws promising immunity, a defendant seeking coverage of the Act must know how to apply the actual language of the Act to determine the scope of the immunity and how it might preempt other state and federal claims. This panel will analyze the Act’s language, recent HHS pronouncements and the state of the case law as well as address key controversies surrounding the law’s application.

Interest Area(s): Health Law


Chris DeMeo, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Jesse Coleman
, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In-House Counsel TBA


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Credits: 1.00
State: TX
Category: Healthcare Law

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