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Immigration Enforcement and Health Centers: Knowing Your Rights as a Provider

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 | 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. EDT

In light of recent policy and enforcement activities involving immigrants, this discussion will provide legal background on providers’ rights and responsibilities with regard to law enforcement and the privacy and confidentiality of patients’ identifying information (as well as personal health information). Information related to “sensitive locations,” how front desk and other health center staff should respond to immigration authorities onsite, and best practices will be included. Links to key documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other resources will also be provided.


  • Mayra Joachin, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
  • Moderator: Regina Reed, MPH, Health Policy Organizer, National HCH Council

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