Minors’ Health Rights – Accessing Confidential Treatment for HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Other Sensitive Health Issues

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This 3-hour Face to Face training will explain teenagers’ rights to access confidential healthcare in New York State, and the roles of parents, legal guardians, and the foster care system. The training focuses on common questions that arise in youth HIV testing, prevention, and treatment, and also covers substance use disorder treatment, mental healthcare, and sexual and reproductive healthcare for minors.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to describe when minors can make their own healthcare decisions, particularly when it comes to:

  • HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, including PrEP
  • Substance use disorder care
  • Mental healthcare
  • Reproductive and sexual healthcare

Participants will also be able to describe minors’ health privacy rights, including:

  • When parents are involved in the minors’ healthcare decisions or payment
  • When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect investigations, or juvenile/criminal justice systems are involved

Audience: All health and human services providers who work with youth at risk or living with HIV.


Location: New York, NY – This is a face to face training, for more information please, click here to register.

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