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  1. Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and Rite Aid of Michigan, Inc., Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, DJ# 202-38-56 (Feb. 4, 2014)

    In September 2012, an individual was refused a flu shot at Rite Aid because he had HIV. The pharmacist informed him that she needed “special gloves” to administer the flu shot due to his HIV status, and that he would need to return to the store after the ...

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  2. Letter to Mike Reitz, President and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield Louisiana, Re: BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana’s Refusal to Accept Federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Premium Subsidies for People Living with HIV (Jan 27, 2014)

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  3. Letter in Response to the New SHEA Guideline for Healthcare Workers with Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Michael S. Saag, Kathleen E. Squires, Judith A. Aberg, and Arlene Bardeguez; Executive Committee of the HIV

    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) revised their guidelines for the Management of Health Workers Who are Infected with Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which are designed to help ensure pati ...

    admin - 7/22/2019 4:21pm

  4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint, Feb. 10, 2014 (Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. and AIDSLaw of Louisiana)

    This civil rights complaint was filed by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (Lambda Legal) and AIDSLaw of Louisiana to challenge a decision by BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) to stop accepting federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (R ...

    admin - 3/3/2014 11:49am

  5. Rease v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America and KPMG, LLC, Civ. A. 13-CV 5342, Amended Complaint (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 1, 2013)

    Timothy D. Rease, plantiff, brought this case seeking to have his insurance benefits reinstated for the treatment of HIV. The complaint states that Rease was employed by KPMG, LLC, through which he participated in the Employee Welfare Benefit Plan, which ...

    admin - 6/10/2020 6:35pm

  6. Nunes, et al. v. UMass Correctional Health, et al., Civ. A. 10-12013-RWZ, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143292 (D. Mass. Oct. 3, 2013)

    Richard Nunes, plaintiff, brought this case on behalf of himself and other inmates, claiming that a newly enacted policy by UMass Correctional Health and the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, the defendants, which prohibited him from self-administe ...

    admin - 3/10/2016 10:22am

  7. Croy v. Blue Ridge Bread, Inc., d/b/a/ Panera Bread, 2013 WL 3776802 (W.D. Va. July 15, 2013)

    Plaintiff Mark Croy sued his former employer, Blue Ridge Bread, Inc., d/b/a Panera Bread (“BRB”), alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), and the Family and ...

    admin - 3/31/2016 9:54am

  8. The Advocate’s Guide to the MAGI, Byron J. Gross, Wayne Turner and David Machledt, The National Health Law Program (October 2013)

    This guide explains Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), a provision of the Affordable Care Act that introduced a new methodology to evaluate eligibility for Insurance Affordability Programs. The purpose of MAGI is to have a nationwide system for calcul ...

    admin - 11/19/2013 10:30am

  9. US v. Barix Clinics (#DJ 202-62-284)

    This settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and Barix Clinics (“Barix”) highlights the protections afforded to people living with HIV in the context of elective medical procedures – in this case, bariatric surgery fo ...

    admin - 3/12/2014 11:55am

  10. “Notify Your Partners – It’s the Law”: HIV Providers and Mandatory Disclosure, Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD, Kathryn Whetten, PhD, and Casey Rubenstein, MSW, Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (2013)

    This study examines HIV counseling practices in Alabama and North Carolina – states with different HIV control laws but similar HIV epidemiology. Both states require mandatory disclosure, but North Carolina’s public health code features an additional seve ...

    admin - 5/6/2018 12:08pm

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