About this Training:
As people with HIV live into their 60s and beyond, new legal issues emerge. This training covers some of the legal issues that older New Yorkers with HIV face. By the end of this training, participants should be able to:
- Explain the basic purposes of living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney
- State whether HIV-positive individuals can buy life insurance, and if so, what limitations there are on coverage
- Recite the basic non-discrimination requirements for nursing homes and other long-term care settings
This training is for:
Older people living with HIV/AIDS and their health and social service providers and advocates.
- Legal Issues for an Aging HIV-Positive Population (2015) (PowerPoint presentation)
- Living Wills (Q&A’s, Sample Living Wills Forms)
- Health Care Proxies (Q&A’s, DOH Sample Form and Health Care Proxy Law)
- Sample Appointment of Agent to control disposition of remains
- 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.