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Legal Lessons Learned from the Pandemic for Health Center Boards

Resource Topic: Governance

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Keywords: Governing Boards.

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors
Secondary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, etc.); PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Some of the health center board governance practices adopted during the pandemic may ensure improved governance for the foreseeable future and beyond. This short resource highlights legally-focused governance lessons learned during the pandemic. It also details considerations for assuring and maintaining a reasonable level of flexibility in the health center’s bylaws and key board-approved policies.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit