Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Prof. Knudsen presents on Affordable Care Act to Clinical Laboratory Scientists of Alaska conference

Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, presented to the  Clinical Laboratory Scientists of Alaska (CLSA) Conference in Anchorage on April 25.  She  presented an overview of the Affordable Care Act and how it relates to other significant federal health insurance legislation: ERISA, HIPAA, HITECH. Some notable features of the Act, the legal theory behind the legislation, and past and present court challenges to the ACA were also outlined.

Prof. Knudsen teaches health law and is frequent lecturer on this topic.

CLSA is a member organization of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Their mission is to "make a positive impact in health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine."