About this Training:
This training will cover the legal rights of adolescents living with or at risk for HIV, including adolescents’ new right to consent to HIV treatment.
Participants will be able to describe when minors can and cannot make their own health care decisions when it comes to:
- HIV prevention, testing, treatment, including PrEP and care
- STIs and other sexually transmitted diseases
- Substance use disorders
- Mental health
- Reproductive health care
Summarize who has the right to decide about disclosing health information about minors:
- When their parents are in the picture
- When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile or criminal justice systems are involved in their lives
- Answer adolescent clients’ and patients’ questions about their legal rights in these areas
- Describe the legal consequences of transmitting HIV to others
This training is for:
All health and human services providers who work with or advocate youth at risk or living with HIV and/or with a basic understanding of issues facing such adolescents.
- (Slides/Video) – Explains who can make decisions about a minor’s health care for HIV, STDs, mental health, alcohol and drug treatment, and reproductive care as well as who has the right to decide whether to disclose a minor’s health information.
- Payment Options for PEP Following Sexual Assault
- Payment Options for PEP Following Non-Occupational Exposures
- Payment Options for Pre-Exposure (PrEP)
- Sample Notice Prohibiting Redisclosure
- Form – Complaint Report for Alleged Violation of Article 27-F
- May 21, 2012 Letter from NYS DOH re: Opt Out
- Employment & HIV (2016) Are you interested in working but have concerns about disclosing your status to your employer? Needing an accommodation? This pamphlet answers common questions about HIV and employment. Also available in Spanish.
- To Disclose or Not to Disclose? (2016) Have you ever wondered whether to disclose your— or a patient’s— HIV status when completing medical forms for employment, school, camp, and other activities? This article provides guidance about whether and how to disclose this sensitive health information. Also available in Spanish.
- HIV Confidentiality (2016) This pamphlet explains who must keep your HIV status private and how to protect HIV confidentiality. Also available in Spanish.
- HIV Testing, Reporting and Confidentiality in New York State 2017-2018 Update: Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions NYS DOH AIDS Institute
- HIV/AIDS: Testing, Confidentiality & Discrimination. What You Need to Know About New York Law (2018) 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 supplement located after the forward.