Food Banks as Partners in Health Promotion: Navigating Patient Inducement Laws
Food banks are increasingly working with health care providers to address the intersections of food insecurity and health, but may encounter questions about a complex area of federal health care law: illegal patient inducements. Feeding America worked with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) to create a resource on the topic of patient inducement laws. This resource provides an introduction to relevant federal law and why this area of law matters to health care organizations working to support the food security needs of their patients. The resource also offers strategies for food banks to engage health care provider partners in working through legal challenges to establish impactful food-related initiatives.