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  1. The Legal Aid Safety Net: A Report on the Legal Needs of Low-Income Illinoisans, Chicago Bar Association et al.

    This report provides some support for advocates seeking to demonstrate the connection between access to legal services and address to essential services necessary to maintain health. It documents the need for legal assistance among low-income individuals ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  2. The Health of Homeless Adults in New York City, New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene and Homeless Services (2005)

    This report discusses relationships between homelessness and health and puts them in context by studying the health of the homeless population in New York City. As the report notes, having physical illness and deteriorating mental health can contribute to ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 10/18/2017 11:33am

  3. Taylor v. Rice, 451 F.3d 898 (D.C. Cir. 2006)

    In this decision, the Court of Appeals held that the Department of State was not entitled to summary judgment in an employment discrimination claim brought by Taylor, an individual living with HIV. Taylor filed suit under the Rehabilitation Act after the ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 3/31/2016 10:17am

  4. Decision of the Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Sustaining an Appeal of a Denial of Coverage (2005)

    In this administrative decision, the Director of The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)—Arizona’s Medicaid program—overturned the AHCCCS‘s denial of coverage of a liver transplant for a woman living with HIV. The decision concludes that ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  5. Appellant's Position Statement, Appeal Before the Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Lambda Legal

    Community Legal Services, Inc. and Lambda Legal filed an appeal on behalf of the appellant, a woman living with HIV who was denied coverage for her liver transplant by Arizona’s Medicaid program (AHCCCS). AHCCCS refused to cover transplants for individual ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  6. Pehle v. Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co., 397 F.3d 897 (10th Cir. 2005)

    Relying on Wyoming common law, the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that if an insurance company’s HIV testing of a life insurance applicant reveals HIV infection, the insurance company has a duty to provide the applicant with enough infor ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  7. Tatta v. State, 799 N.Y.S.2d 610 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)

    An HIV-positive inmate sued prison officials for the negligent disclosure of his HIV status. Finding that the disclosure violated New York Public Health Law § 2782, the court found that the inmate was entitled to statutory damages, even though the disclos ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  8. Why Pediatricians Need Lawyers to Keep Children Healthy, Barry Zuckerman, et al., 114 Pediatrics 224 (2004)

    This article explores the many rationales for including lawyers as part of the health care team for children from low-income families. According to the authors, “many child health conditions can be traced to social factors that are potentially remediable ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  9. Gajda v. Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, 396 F.3d 187 (2d Cir. 2005) (per curiam)

    This case concerns the legality of an employer’s request for an employee’s HIV-related medical information under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Gajda, a driver for the transit authority, disclosed his HIV status when applying for medical leave ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 3/31/2016 10:12am

  10. Couture v. Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Center, 151 Fed. Appx. 685 (10th Cir. 2005)

    This case concerns an HIV-positive man whose employer prohibited him from continuing in his position as a phlebotomist due to his HIV status. His employer offered him another job opportunity with equal pay but different responsibilities. Couture brought a ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 3/31/2016 10:12am

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