Legal Issues (TIP 37, Chapter 9)

From Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS (TIP 37)

About the Course:

Legal Issues discusses the legal constraints, obligations and options that provide the framework within which ethical issues must be decided as it pertains to persons with HIV/AIDS. Course materials are from Chapter 9.

Publication Date:

Reprinted 2006

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about legal issues for persons with HIV/AIDS. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the access to treatment in regard to issues of discrimination.

  2. Explain the drug-free workplace act.

  3. Acknowledge how the federal and state laws protect the client’s right to privacy.

  4. Identify the strategies for communication with others about HIV-infected clients.

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