The things we share with doctors and other care providers are often highly sensitive.
That’s why patient-doctor confidentiality is a cornerstone of medical ethics and effective care.
Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule — the rule that protects patient information from being shared without their consent — that would radically erode patient privacy.
The proposed change to the HIPAA Privacy Rule would mean that that info like history of trauma, mental health diagnoses, domestic violence, current or past drug use, and more, could possibly be shared without a patient’s consent in an expanded set of circumstances.
Today was a big news day out of the Supreme Court.
Let’s talk about four things that happened today, impacting reproductive freedom, jury trials, and warrantless entry in our homes.
The Supreme Court decided to grant Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs, which means they will consider a Mississippi abortion ban.
We don’t want to downplay this: Abortion rights are under attack and the case is directly challenging Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court today dismissed American Medical Association v. Becerra, which means it is now up to the Biden Administration to ensure patients continue to have access to accessible, high-quality reproductive health care through Title X.
In testimony before a House committee today, Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson defended 287(g) agreements, which tap local law enforcement to conduct federal immigration enforcement.
Here’s why that’s a problem:
As a candidate, Joe Biden pledged to end all 287(g) agreements entered into by Trump — but ICE is openly undercutting that promise, continuing a program that is notorious for racial profiling and undermining public trust.
The 287(g) program has had devastating consequences for communities nationwide, turning local agencies into ICE “force multipliers” to target and instill fear in immigrant communities.
Today Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott introduced a resolution that will provide a model to other municipalities on the best way to re-examine the meaning of public safety and to invest in alternative public safety mechanisms and structures.