This training will cover the legal rights and potential liabilities of adolescents living with or at risk for HIV, including the new right for adolescents to consent to HIV treatment.
This training will provide an overview of the federal parity law and how individuals and providers can take advantage of their rights under the law.
The opioid epidemic kills 78 Americans every day. To address this crisis, President Obama and public health authorities have called for increased use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Yet half the nation’s drug courts prohibit MAT, according to a 2014 survey.
We need to ensure that all people with conviction histories are eligible for and receive effective reentry services, not just those with offenses categorized as nonserious, nonsexual, and nonviolent.
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The Senate is again debating legislation that would repeal major provisions of the ACA/Obamacare, restructure the Medicaid program, impose huge funding cuts and gut pre-existing condition protections. Spearheaded by Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA), this legislation would be devastating to people who need addiction and mental health care. Graham-Cassidy would result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance and strip away coverage and protections for people needing addiction and mental health care.
The Legal Action Center, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, and Berger & Montague, P.C. filed a federal class action lawsuit today against Aetna for its repeated failure to respect the privacy rights of people taking HIV medication by mailing its customers Aetna envelopes where their HIV medication was visible through the large transparent window of the envelopes.
A group of people living with HIV are demanding the health insurer Aetna immediately stop a practice they say violates federal and state privacy laws and exposes them to potential discrimination.
The Legal Action Center (LAC) has created several sample consent forms for the release of confidential substance use disorder patient records.