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Feds issue letter on hepatitis B discrimination
Modern Physician

Reacting to a settlement in March over the rejection of two medical school students who have hepatitis B, HHS and the Justice and Education departments have sent letters to medical, dental and nursing schools to emphasize updated nondiscrimination policies released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Education share responsibility for protecting the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those who have hepatitis B, in medical, dental, nursing and other health-related education programs,” the letter read.