This webinar explains how New Yorkers with criminal records can improve their chances of finding employment despite the barriers having a criminal record might pose. A combination of factors, including laws, stigma, and fear of liability, make it extremely challenging for individuals with criminal records to find employment.
Join Legal Action Center’s expert confidentiality lawyers for a two-part webinar providing a basic introduction to the federal laws governing privacy of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment records: 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA. Each part of the webinar will cover fundamental aspects of these laws and how they apply to real world situations. The webinar reflects the 2017 and 2018 amendments to 42 CFR Part 2, while also covering longstanding provisions.
News and Highlights
November 28, 2018: A federal court in Massachusetts granted a preliminary injunction this week, requiring that the Plaintiff in the case be provided continued access to methadone treatment for his opioid use disorder while incarcerated.
October 11, 2018: Today, the Legal Action Center is launching its new Campaign “No Health = No Justice”, a multi-state advocacy and organizing strategy to support decarceration efforts to ensure that people are no longer criminalized for conditions related to their health.
September 26,2018: The Legal Action Center applauds the decision by Congress to drop language that would weaken addiction treatment confidentiality safeguards from the final opioid package.
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