HHS Issues New Guidance for Health Care Providers on Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities

Published: 02/04/2022

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

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance in the form of a series of FAQs for health care providers on civil rights protections for people with disabilities. The guidance, issued by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights makes clear that, in light of the continuing public health emergency, when resources can be scarce, it is vital that individuals with disabilities are not prevented from receiving needed health care benefits and services as this violates federal civil rights

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