ERIC Number: ED313830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
HIV Infection Legal Issues: An Introduction for Developmental Services. Technical Report on Developmental Disabilities and HIV Infection, Number 2.
Harvey, David C.; Decker, Curtis L.
As agencies and programs serving individuals with developmental disabilities are called upon to serve a new population of individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, they will be forced to confront complex legal questions. This paper discusses the legal frameworks in which individuals with HIV infection are considered eligible for developmental services. Legal cases and statutory frameworks which serve as the basis for disability policy are summarized. The legal implications of HIV infection for service providers are discussed, focusing on access to services, education, child welfare and residential services, segregation of services, HIV testing, informed consent, confidentiality, records, duty to warn, and liability. (JDD)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adults, Agency Role, Children, Court Litigation, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Health Services, Legal Responsibility, Rehabilitation, Social Services
American Association of University Affiliated Programs, 8630 Fenton St., Suite 410, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA.; American Association of Univ. Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Silver Spring, MD.; National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington, DC.; Yeshiva Univ., Bronx, NY. Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine.