This three-hour training explains the employment rights of people with HIV, viral hepatitis, and/or substance use disorders. It focuses on anti-discrimination laws, such as New York City and State Human Rights Laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and touches on issues related to health and life insurance.
How to Create and Update Your Agency’s HIV Confidentiality Policies & Procedures and Ensure Staff ComplianceThursday, Mar 01, 2018
This webinar is a capacity building session for program managers of hospitals, health care facilities, community-based organizations and other organizations that must comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law, Public Health Law Article 27-F.
News and Highlights
PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 17, 2018) — A $17 million settlement was announced today in a federal class action lawsuit against Aetna, Inc., the third largest health insurance company in the United States, after a faulty mailing breached the HIV privacy of thousands of Aetna’s customers.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), issued new guidance authorizing states to impose work requirements on people enrolled in Medicaid for their health care.
SAMHSA TO CONVENE STAKEHOLDERS REGARDING THE EFFECT OF 42 CFR PART 2 ON PATIENT CARE, HEALTH OUTCOMES, AND PATIENT PRIVACY
SAMHSA announced today that it will hold a public listening session on January 31, 2018 at SAMHSA headquarters in Rockville, MD, regarding the future of the Confidentiality of SUD Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2, also known as “Part 2”).
SAMHSA FURTHER REVISES 42 CFR PART 2 WITH NEW FINAL RULE ON CONFIDENTIALITY OF SUD TREATMENT INFORMATION
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) issued a Final Rule on January 3, 2018, implementing new changes to the federal rules governing confidentiality and disclosures of substance use disorder patient records, known as 42 CFR Part 2 or “Part 2.”