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HHS Issues Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws During the COVID-19 Emergency


Please read the bulletin issued by the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Civil Rights Laws and HIPPA Flexibilities that apply during COVID-19 Emergency. There should be no discrimination in medical care based on disability.


Please email us at info@togetherforchoice.org or contact our national coordinator Ashley Kim at (310)889-8800 if you experience or witness discrimination in receiving medical care for COVID-19.


"As such, persons with disabilities should not be denied medical care on the basis of stereotypes, assessments of quality of life, or judgments about a person’s relative “worth” based on the presence or absence of disabilities. Decisions by covered entities concerning whether an individual is a candidate for treatment should be based on an individualized assessment of the patient based on the best available objective medical evidence."


Please click on the link below to read the bulletin:


https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr-bulletin-3-28-20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR12AyDRtL9tm2US0dWUenMSw1zzQ-1tH0o2_0YBdg1ozj8y_q9Rg5a8kLg


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