For Attorney General-Health & Public Assistance
DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: The Health and Public Assistance section is responsible for providing legal support to the agencies that are charged with the implementation of a multitude of complex public health and welfare programs. This section is responsible for advising and representing the state agencies that oversee public health, aging and adult services, social services and medical assistance programs. Issues relate to welfare programs, AIDS and other communicable diseases, child abuse, restaurant and institutional sanitation, on-site sewage systems, food-borne outbreaks, elder abuse, child support enforcement, Medicaid, rabies, vital records, asbestos hazard control, lead poisoning in children, foster care and food stamps.
DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: Research and writing on current issues being addressed by Section. Students may choose to focus on public health or social services. Opportunities are available for students interested in litigation support to assist in case preparation and accompany attorneys to court.
COURSE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: Certification not required. Great opportunity for students with a social work or public health background although neither is required.