HHS OCR Case Resolution Affirms Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Have Reasonable Access to Support Persons in Hospital Settings During COVID-19

Published: 06/11/2020

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reached an Early Case Resolution (ECR) with the State of Connecticut after the state issued an executive order regarding non-visitation policies for short-term hospitals, outpatient clinics, and outpatient surgical facilities to ensure that people with disabilities are not denied reasonable access to needed support persons. OCR also reached an ECR with Hartford Hospital after it agreed to grant a 73-ye

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