45 judgments found.

Harris v. Thigpen

Country: United States
Year: 1991
Court: 11th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 941 F.2d 1495 (1991)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellants brought this challenge to the constitutionality of an Alabama statute which authorized the Alabama Department of Correction’s (DOC) policy of mandatory testing of all present and future Alabama state prisoners for HIV antibodies, as well as the forced segregation of HIV-positive inmates. Two classes were involved in the action: the Appellant class, which …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Compulsory testing, Confidentiality, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Disclosure, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary testing, Jail, Mandatory testing, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Primary care, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Leckelt v. Board of Commissioners

Country: United States
Year: 1990
Court: 5th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 909 F.2d 820 (1990)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to privacy
Facts:

Appellant Leckelt, a licensed practical nurse, was discharged by his hospital employer when he refused to provide the hospital with his HIV antibody test results. In his capacity as a nurse, Leckelt performed a number of functions, including administering medication orally and by injection, and working in the intensive care unit and the emergency room. …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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YG v. Jewish Hospital

Country: United States
Year: 1990
Court: Court of Appeals of Missouri
Citation: 795 SW 2d 488 (1990)
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellants, Y.G. and L.G, husband and wife, brought this common law tort claim of an invasion of privacy. At the time of the incident, the wife, L.G., was five months pregnant, bearing triplets conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) at and under the guidance of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (the Hospital). The …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Family planning, Health information, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Non-disclosure, Pregnancy, Secrecy
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Multnomah County Medical Society v. Scott

Country: United States
Year: 1987
Court: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Citation: 825 F.2d 1410 (1987)
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Multnomah County Medical Society (the Medical Society) filed an action under § 552 of the Freedom of Information Act 1966 (FOIA) to compel James Scott, the deputy administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) tasked with the administration of the State Medicare program, to disclose the names and addresses of all Medicare beneficiaries …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health records, Health data, Health information, Health regulation, Medical records, Non-disclosure
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Whalen v. Roe

Country: United States
Year: 1977
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 429 U.S. 589 (1977)
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health information
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondents, a group of individual patients, doctors and physician associations, challenged the constitutionality of the New York State Controlled Substances Act of 1972 (‘Act’). Certain provisions of the Act required that all prescriptions for Schedule II drugs (dangerous but permissible medication) be prepared by the physician in triplicate on an official form.The completed form …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Electronic health records, Health data, Health information, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Substance abuse
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