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Justice Department initiative to stress ADA standards in healthcare
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. Justice Department has launched an initiative to ensure medical information is made accessible to patients with disabilities, particularly related to hearing-loss. As part of a partnership between local U.S. attorney’s offices and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the department is implementing the Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, which reiterates that healthcare providers cannot discriminate against patients with disabilities.