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California Mortality Rates California Mortality 1999-2006

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California Unprepared for Hepatitis C Virus Epidemic

A California Senate Hearing on hepatitis C today reviewed the Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department of Corrections' handling of a little known, but deadly and pervasive virus -- hepatitis C.

 

California's Hepatitis C Task Force Resolution in support of Federal funding for California Counties Department of Health Services between county Hepatitis C Virus task forces and the local community partnerships for testing, training, education, prevention, medical/Health providers in recognition that this approach will best control the Hepatitis C epidemic in California  
County backs new AIDS bill In an effort to cut down on the spread of AIDS, Contra Costa County officials are backing a proposed state law that would make it easy to buy syringes over the counter.  
CALIFORNIA DISCLOSURE LAWS That's a matter of state law.  Arkansas, for example (Ark. Code Ann Sec. 20-15-903) makes it a misdemeanor for people who are HIV+ to fail to inform their health care provider, which would include an orthodontist; California does not.  The Law and Sexuality journal did a very comprehensive survey of state HIV laws, most recently updated in 2004, that is helpful for this sort of question  
Changes in workers' compensation-2004-Calif. In 2004, a major legislative reform package was passed in California. The total cost of administering the Workers’ Compensation Program will now be borne by the employer community through surcharges levied by the Director of Industrial Relations. Temporary disability benefits are now limited to 104 weeks within a period of 2 years from the date of commencement of temporary disability payments, but may be extended to 240 weeks for certain injuries. Beginning in 2005, employers may establish medical provider networks in an attempt to improve medical care for injured employees by providing them with a choice of physicians. The apportionment of permanent disability is now based on causation, and an employer is only liable for the portion of disability directly caused by the injury.  
CONSUMERS: HIV/AIDS Since the first diagnosed case of HIV/AIDS over twenty years ago, there have been many remarkable advances in treating the disease. The life expectancy for many people living with HIV/AIDS has increased dramatically. The continuing hope is that medical science will find a cure for HIV/AIDS or at least be able to develop treatment therapies that cause the disease to be treated as a chronic condition.  While public attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS have changed for the better because of education and exposure, many of the concerns surrounding HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment remain the same. The cost of life-saving drugs and treatment regimens are still very expensive. Also, people living with HIV/AIDS often face discrimination because of ignorance about the disease.  
Division of Workers' Compensation - The California workers' compensation system The workers' compensation system is premised on a trade-off between employees and employers -- employees are supposed to promptly receive the limited statutory workers' compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries, and in return, the limited workers' compensation benefits are the exclusive remedy for injured employees against their employer, even when the employer negligently caused the injury.  
HIV/AIDS: California Dept. of Insurance The California Department of Insurance (CDI) believes that it is crucial for people living with HIV/AIDS to know their insurance rights. Being informed of your insurance rights can help you take charge of your future and allow you to effectively manage HIV/AIDS. This brochure discusses the most common HIV/AIDS insurance issues regarding health, life, and disability income insurance.  

Legislation for Dependents' coverage under Workers' Compensation Law

This bill would provide that if a person who is a specified state or local firefighting, law enforcement, or patrol member sustains an injury that meets the definition of a blood-borne infectious disease, and a dependant of that person contracts the same disease from the person, the dependant shall be compensated, for the duration of the disease, for all medically necessary health care costs associated with the disease.

 

Los Angeles man who infected his ex-wife with HIV is ordered to pay her $12.5 million The six-year legal battle between the couple, identified in court documents as "Bridget B." and "John B.," thrust their sexual history into public record and brought them before the California Supreme Court, where justices in 2006 ruled that people could be held liable for failing to inform a new partner of previous risky sexual behavior.  

Number of New Reported California AIDS Cases Increased 6% in 2002

The number of new AIDS cases reported in California in 2002 increased by 6% to 4,437, after a decade of decreases, according to the state Office of AIDS, the Los Angeles Times reports. State officials attributed the increase to improved reporting by physicians and laboratories under a new system, not to a failure of HIV/AIDS treatments or a "resurgence" of high-risk behavior, the Times reports (Ornstein, Los Angeles Times, 1/11). Under the new system, launched on July 1, 2002, physicians and labs must report new HIV cases, in addition to new AIDS cases, to the state.

 

 

 

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