Rutala and Levine Present on the Legal Aspects of Infection Prevention in Long Term Care Settings

Donna Renfrow Rutala and Brittany D. Levine recently presented on Legal Aspects of Infection Prevention with a focus on legal challenges associated with COVID-19 in long term care settings.  The presentation was part of a three-day program entitled “Infection Control in Long Term Care Facilities” hosted by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) and attended by infection prevention professionals from across the country.

Donna focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense litigation and health law. She began her career as a Burn Intensive Care nurse prior to  attending law school and worked as a risk/claims manager for UNC Hospitals while attending law school. Donna’s experience in the health care setting enables her to provide an in-depth understanding of multiple problems faced by the health care industry. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America™ and has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Brittany focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and health care compliance. In addition to advising and defending clients on health care litigation matters, she provides counsel in matters involving healthcare privacy, breach notification and reporting requirements, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Within Young Moore, Brittany serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


The Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology promotes prevention and control of health care associated infections in North Carolina and beyond by providing evidence-based education and consultation across the healthcare spectrum.

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