Revisiting Crisis Standards of Care: Law, Policy, and Ethics Implementation

Concurrent Sessions 4: 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021

In 2009/2010, the Institute of Medicine (now NASEM) convened an expert committee to define crisis standards of care (CSC). The resulting report became a standard-bearer for CSC implementation. Following the 10th Anniversary of NASEM’s CSC report, new considerations have emerged. This session will explore key changes in law, ethics, and policy arising since the introduction of CSC guidance, and lay out core modifications and lessons for ongoing implementation of CSC planning nationally and regionally.


  • James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM, Director, Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office; Professor, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Member, NASEM CSC Committee


  • Dan Hanfling, MD, Vice President, Technical Staff, In-Q-Tel
  • Jennifer Piatt, JD, Senior Attorney, Network for Public Health Law—Western Region Office; Research Scholar, Center for Public Health Law and Policy at ASU College of Law