2 New Resources on Policies and Statutes on Health Care and Domestic Violence!
FUTURES has recently updated two resources related to policies and statutes on health care and domestic violence:
- The Compendium of State/Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care, an at-a-glance summary of state and U.S. territory laws, regulations, and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence in health care settings. It includes analyses and themes that reflect policy and programmatic changes made in the last two decades by leaders in the fields of health care, policy and domestic/sexual violence advocacy.
- Insurance Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence highlights the discriminatory practices of some insurance companies that penalize domestic violence victims who seek coverage and the recent changes to state and federal law.
Watch our webinar recording from October 31st, 2019, “How State/Territory, Tribal, and Federal Health Policies Can Promote Survivor Health, Preserve Autonomy, and Protect Confidentiality.” On this webinar we shared more about these resources and heard from key partners who have worked to clarify laws and policies and where needed create reporting exceptions for domestic violence survivors, to ensure that patients have knowledge of appropriate resources for intervention, safety, and access to health care.