Governing During a National Emergency

May 19, 2020

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As health centers are on the front lines working to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, many are being forced to reduce certain services, add temporary sites while furloughing staff to deal with significant financial challenges associated with patients staying at home. In this environment, health center boards must quickly adapt to shoulder additional responsibilities, while maintaining oversight of operations in compliance with Section 330 program requirements, other federal, state, and local laws.

Virtual board meetings have become the norm, generating numerous questions and concerns from the field.  In response, HRSA and some state agencies have signaled a willingness to be more flexible in assessing compliance at the governance level for the duration of the emergency. 

In this webinar, we will discuss multiple dimensions of good governance in times of crisis.

Target Audience

  • Board members
  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • C-Suite/Leadership
  • Legal/General Counsel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand a health center board’s responsibilities and duties for the duration of the public health emergency.
  • Evaluate how federal and state agency pronouncements of flexibility may impact the governing board’s work during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Identify potential solutions to governance challenges during this emergency.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/19/2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/19/2020 - 2:15pm EDT

Jacki Leifer

A Senior Partner at the firm, Jacki counsels national, regional, and state primary care associations and serves as General Counsel to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). She has provided training to tens of thousands of health center Boardmembers over the course of four decades and has advised hundreds of federally qualified health centers and other community-based health care providers, health center controlled networks, and managed care companies. Jacki handles a variety of corporate matters, including corporate formation and restructuring, consolidations, and affiliations between and among FQHCs, local health departments, health systems, hospitals, rural health clinics, private group practices, oral health providers, and behavioral health providers. She also helped create the graduate healthcare compliance certificate program at George Washington University, where she is a Professorial Lecturer. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.5 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 5 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within five (5) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Board members, Compliance Officers and Risk Managers, C-Suite/Leadership, Legal/General Counsel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to five (5) out of seven (7) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance


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