HIV & Health Equity, Health & Aging, Workplace

HIV & AIDS and Employment Discrimination

Americans living with HIV or AIDS may face discrimination based on their health status in many areas of life—including employment. Fortunately, federal and state laws protect against discrimination.

Health & Aging, Marriage

Health Care Proxy

A health care proxy, or durable power of attorney for health care, allows you to designate another person as your agent to make health care decisions on your behalf.

Health & Aging

Hospital Visitation Guide for LGBTQ+ Families

On January 18, 2011, federal regulations regarding patients’ hospital visitation rights went into effect. These new rules, which apply to hospitals participating in the Medicaid and Medicare programs, require those…

Health & Aging

HIPAA and LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

From time to time, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is incorrectly cited as an obstacle to hospital visitation rights and decision making authority for LGBTQ families. On the…

Health & Aging

Same-Sex Parents and Consent for Treatment of a Minor

Healthcare law requires providers to secure the informed consent of a minor child’s parent before providing medical treatment. Different legal jurisdictions recognize various individuals as “parents” in their law bearing…