ERIC Number: ED323714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Implementing AIDS/HIV Policy Guidelines in Developmental and Mental Health Services: A Background and Checklist for Advocates. AIDS Technical Report, No. 3.
Harvey, David C.
This technical report is part of a series on AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and is intended to help link various legal advocacy organizations providing services to persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities. Through a series of case examples, questions, background information, and resources for further study, this report is designed to assist with HIV/AIDS policy implementation. An overview of major federal laws and court rulings provides information on key federal disability policy issues, laws and regulations, and court rulings. Questions for discussion are provided for the two case studies. Definitions of major disability terminology as applied to AIDS (e.g., access to services, confidentiality, duty to warn) are also given. A checklist allows advocates to evaluate an agency in terms of: (1) HIV testing policy and informed consent; (2) confidentiality; (3) universal precautions; (4) intake and assessments; (5) access to services; and (6) education. Twenty-one additional resources are recommended. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adults, Advocacy, Agencies, Case Studies, Check Lists, Communicable Diseases, Confidentiality, Court Litigation, Definitions, Developmental Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Mental Disorders, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Public Health
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, 200 Eye St., N.E., Suite 150, Washington, DC 20002 ($10.00 each, $40.00 series of 5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Foundation, Chevy Chase, MD. AIDS Prevention and Service Program.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 232 141-145.