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Hiv And Hipaa

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Does HIPAA apply to someone HIV+ and on parent's insurance?

I have a client who is newly diagnosed, who has not yet told his parents. He is covered by his parent's insurance and is afraid his family could find out this way. Does HIPAA apply in this case?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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Once he loses coverage as a dependent on his parents' plan, he would be eligible for COBRA. Once COBRA runs out, he would be eligible for a HIPAA policy, as long as he doesn't have a break in coverage of 63 days or more.... Read more »

HIPAA protection for spouse?

Hi there,Thank for your the valuable advice you provide to everyone.I understand that HIPAA... Read more »

Will my HIPAA coverage end?

My Blue Shield Cal Cobra HMO coverage ended about 3 months ago and I continued the same coverage... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

HIPAA: Understanding Your Rights of Insurance Portability and Privacy

On August 14, 2003, a change occurred in the healthcare field related to health insurance. That was the first mandatory deadline set for healthcare organizations to become HIPAA-compliant with regulation standards placed into law in 1996. Often, I... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

It's HIPAA with a Double "A," Not HIPP with a Double "P"

The name of the game here is acronyms. You've mastered the public disability benefits SDI, SSI and SSDI. Now, welcome to the world of health insurance. Here it's CARE/HIPP, Medi-Cal/HIPP and now HIPAA. Federal Law While the HIPP programs pay... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

What's a HIPAA Conversion Plan?

Various mechanisms have been offered over the years for people who wish to continue their group health insurance coverage after leaving work. For many years, states mandated that health insurance companies offer a "conversion" policy, an individual... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS programs and... Read more »
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Marine Corps Policies and Procedures for HIV 6/11/1991

Posted by Anonymous
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Marines Corps. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link:

http://www.usmc.mil/directiv.nsf/bc9ae2674a92558d852569140064e9d8/b1b24153c434acfb85256d6b005f55b3?O... Read more »

Army HIV Policies and Procedures as of 7/15/2005

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Army. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link:

http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r600_110.pdf

The pdf's title is Army Regulation 600-110 - Identification,... Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am thinking of going to nursing school. I am poz, however, and have done the ethical thing and have contacted chairpersons of nursing depts. at two local colleges. Neither has gotten back to me and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does... Read more »