About this Training:
This training helps health and social service agencies comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law, Article 27-F of the Public Health Law. It teaches agency administrators the skills, strategies, and resources needed to develop and update agency HIV confidentiality policies and procedures. It also equips participants to train their paid and volunteer workforce to ensure compliance with the agency’s policies and the law.
This training is for:
Agencies in New York State who must comply with the State’s HIV confidentiality law. It is designed for program directors, program managers, and supervisors who are responsible for (i) developing and updating their organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and/or (ii) ensuring that staff is trained about and comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law. Participants must already have a basic understanding of the confidentiality law.
- How to Create and Update Your Agency’s HIV Confidentiality Policies & Procedures and Ensure Staff Compliance (1/2020) Webinar recording) – Explains how health and social service providers covered by Article 27-F can create & update their HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and train staff to ensure compliance.
- Model HIV/AIDS Confidentiality Policies & Procedures for Human Service Providers in New York State (2020) – These model policies and procedures can be used by HIV/AIDS service providers in New York State who are required by State law to develop confidentiality policies and procedures and to train their staff about HIV confidentiality.
- Article 27-F Flow Chart (2017)
- HIV/AIDS: Testing, Confidentiality & Discrimination. What You Need to Know About New York Law (2012 revision) with 2018 supplement – An easy-to-use, comprehensive guide to New York State’s HIV testing, confidentiality, and discrimination laws. Updated in 2012, with an additional supplement in 2018, the manual provides a detailed explanation of New York’s HIV testing and privacy law (Article 27-F of the Public Health Law), including its relationship to HIPAA’s federal health privacy rules. The manual also reviews federal, state, and New York City anti-discrimination laws that protect people with HIV/AIDS. This manual is a must read for health and social service providers in New York who serve people with HIV/AIDS and also a vital resource for individuals affected by the HIV epidemic. Make sure to read the 2018 supplement located after the forward.
- Q and A: Authorization for the Release of Health Information and Confidential HIV-Related Information: DOH-2557 (2/2011) – by the New York State Department of Health. Questions and answers about the form, as revised in 2011.
- Technical Assistance Bulletin: Authorization for Release of Health Information (Including Alcohol/Drug Treatment and Mental Health Information) and Confidential HIV/AIDS-related information (DOH-5032) (4/2011) – by the New York State Department of Health. Explains how to use and complete the form, introduced in 2011, authorizing disclosure of HIV, alcohol/drug treatment, and mental health information.
- Technical Assistance Bulletin – HIPAA Compliant Authorization for the Release of Medical Information and Confidentiality HIV-Related Information (2005) – by the New York State Department of Health. Explains how to use and complete the standard authorization form.