Health-Related Legal Issues
We often get asked, “what's legal about health care?” The answer may surprise you, because health-related legal issues include health insurance, your rights at work, disability insurance, finances, estate planning and medical decision making, and more. Each of these topics is rooted in the law, and having a basic understanding could mean keeping your health insurance, your job, your home, and avoiding the financial burden of a serious medical diagnosis.
Quick Guides, Checklists, & Other Materials
Individuals diagnosed with a chronic or serious medical condition and their caregivers may face a number of legal and practical issues in areas like housing, education, genetics, fertility preservation, and medical marijuana, among other topics. We also have dedicated information for members of the LGBTQ+ community, and veterans. These materials present information in a brief, easy-to-digest, printable format to take some of the stress out of navigating these issues. If you are looking for more comprehensive information, see our Practical Guides to Cancer Rights.
If you are a health care professional interested in ordering free, bulk copies of our resources please email us at TriageHealth@TriageCancer.org.
- Quick Guide to Accessing Medical Records
- Quick Guide to Biomarker Testing
- Quick Guide to Cancer-Related LGBTQ+ Rights
- Quick Guide to Clinical Trials
- Quick Guide to Education Rights and Financial Help
- Quick Guide to Fertility Preservation
- Quick Guide to Genetic Discrimination
- Quick Guide to Understanding Hospice Care
Podcast & Webinars
In terms you can understand, the How to Triage Cancer Podcast introduces you to cancer-related legal issues. Best part? No podcast subscription required! If you are looking for a comprehensive explanation of cancer-related legal issues, then webinars are for you.
CancerFinances.org is designed to help guide you through some of the cancer-related legal issues that may impact your financial situation. Whether you are newly diagnosed or many years past active treatment, this site can help. By answering a few questions, the tool will guide you to the information most relevant to you.