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  • Nursing Homes - A Guide

    Click this link for information on how to select a nursing home, information on alternatives to nursing homes, a guide on your rights as a resident of a Nursing Home, and information on Nursing Home Obmbudsmen. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Texas Attorney General; Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • The ADA and the Rights of Individuals with HIV/AIDS

    This resource explains the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Justice
  • Immigration Equality

    "Immigration Equality is a national organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status. Through education, outreach, advocacy, and the maintenance of a nationwide network of resources, we provide information and support to advocates, attorneys, politicians and those who are threatened by persecution or the discriminatory impact of the law." Content Detail

  • Legal Guide for Cancer Patients

    This Guide helps cancer patients and their families understand the laws that affect their daily lives and helps familiarize them with the legal issues that may surface during a battle with cancer. Available in English and Spanish. Read More

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Rights of Texas Residents during Behavioral Interventions In Mental Health Programs

    Click here for information on the rights of Texas Residents during behaviorial interventions in Mental Health Programs. Read More

    By:
    Disability Rights Texas
  • Texas Rules and Regulations Related to HIV/STD Program

    This statutory database is jointly maintained by the Texas Legislative Council and West Publishing Company. Direct links to specific codes most relevant to the HIV/STD Program are provided below. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Services