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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 policies suitable for their companies. The majority of people infected with HIV are between the ages of 25-44 and are employed. The increase in the number of people with HIV means that there will be...
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HIPAA

A number of times I have noticed that responses to questions included a statement that someone's health information was protected under HIPAA. Once it related to a school setting,and today, to the workplace. There seems to be a...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Thank you for your contribution. Too often, people think that HIPAA protects all medical information regardless of who has it, and I admit to using that shortcut sometimes myself. Covered entities will expand as Affordable Care Act becomes fully... Read more »

HIPAA and medical billing

I was livid today when a hospital I had just paid my break the bank balance of $66.46 called my employer to inquire when I was going to settle the bill. They never called me, I paid on time, and they brought a recent hospital visit to my bosses...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I agree with all you have said. That is unconscionable. If the only discussion was the bill and they didn't go into the why of the hospital stay, I don't believe they violated any confidentiality laws, but you may want to double check with... Read more »

Workers Accommodations, HIPAA, FMLA

I recently inquired with my job in Texas regarding early leave to attend doctors appointments. I was informed that I would be unable to leave due to already exhausting my PTO hours for the year. I have only been on this job for approximately 8months...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Generally, if a disability is not obvious or is already known, an employer may require additional medical information in order to provide Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That law applies to employees working... Read more »

Lost trust in doctors after breach of confidentiality

I stopped taking my medication for HIV due to the hospital staff here in Melbourne inform my employer that I was HIV. I got fired. How am i ment to trust any doctors and their recommendations when hospital staff broke the law and informed my...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, I am very sorry to hear that your treating physician's hospital staff impermissibly disclosed your status to your employer and you were fired as a result. Such an egregious breach of trust with devastating consequences would... Read more »
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Keeping confidentiality

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How can a person protect their status once they are hiv+. Will it eventually be documented with your name. My neighbor is head of the health dept.

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confidentiality

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Confidentiality

My name is Mary, and I am a Nurse Practitioner in pediatric HIV.
Because I frequently surf the net looking for AIDS and HIV
resources, I have been most curious about this site. Are you ever
concerned abou the confidentiality of your... Read more »

Breach of Confidentiality at FL hospice

Posted by RonPanzer
PRESS RELEASE:

March 13, 2003: ACTION ALERT FOR ALL THOSE TERMINALLY ILL WITH AIDS !!

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast has been sued for, among other things, violating the
confidentiality of thousands of its patients, including those with... Read more »

Breach of Confidentiality by FL hospice alleged

Posted by RonPanzer
PRESS RELEASE:

March 13, 2003: ACTION ALERT FOR ALL THOSE TERMINALLY ILL WITH AIDS !!

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast has been sued for, among other things, violating the
confidentiality of thousands of its patients, including those with... Read more »