OCR Resolves Discrimination Complaint With CT Over COVID-19 Rules

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / June 9, 2020 at 6:26 PM
The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced Tuesday (July 9) that it reached an early care resolution with Connecticut to ensure people with disabilities aren’t discriminated against after the state issued an executive order that barred visitors from short-term hospitals and outpatient clinics during the COVID-19 emergency. HHS OCR Director Roger Severino said the resolution with Connecticut came out of a complaint alleging a 73-year-old woman with a disability was denied access to support people to help her communicate during...

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