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We are at a human rights crossroad. It’s important to KNOW your rights in order to make sound decisions about your career, health, and life.
Many are terrified of the current mandates being issued from the Government. Some will acquiesce their Constitutional rights out of fear. The following information is important.
- They fall outside the government’s agency under the legislation. The law will state clearly what things the agencies can and can’t make laws about.
- The mandate can’t overrule any existing state or federal laws. These laws can also be changed by the legislature.
- The mandate can’t override the Constitution. All laws and mandates will need to follow the rules established in the Constitution.
In light of current ‘mandates’, it’s important to remember the following LAW(s):
Civil Rights Act of 1964:
HIPPA ACT/LAW: The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.
Employment Discrimination on the Basis of a Medical Condition: It is illegal under both federal and state laws to discriminate against an employee based on his or her medical condition with regard to employment decisions. These decisions include hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, training and job assignments. Federal laws that protect against medical condition discrimination are the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Genetic Information Discrimination Act: Makes it illegal for an employer with 15 or more employees to discriminate against you as an employee or as an applicant for a job based on your genetic information. Employers are also limited in how and when they can obtain this information and from are limited in disclosing it to others.
****PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION**** The Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive you- r health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral.
There is a plethora of information regarding human rights and laws available to anyone who seeks it. The one constant is the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. Read it for yourself. https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/