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.
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.
News and Highlights
25 undersigned criminal justice reform organizations strongly support Governor Cuomo’s pardon of 140 individuals who were convicted of one misdemeanor or non-violent felony when they were under the age of 18, and his decision to keep the names confidential. These individuals should now be allowed to move on with their lives without the stigma resulting from these convictions, which occurred when they were minors.
The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division has launched an Opioid Initiative to remove discriminatory barriers to treatment in the criminal justice and child welfare systems, zoning, and elsewhere. The initiative could be a game changer in reversing the widespread discrimination that blocks access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.
LAC submitted written testimony on behalf of the NYS Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) and Re-entry Coalition (of which LAC is a member) to the Legislature’s annual Joint Public Hearing on Public Protection yesterday.
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.