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Jan. 15, 2021, 8:23 PMUpdated: Jan. 15, 2021, 8:57 PM

Disability Bias Protections Get Final Push From Trump’s HHS (1)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The Department of Health and Human Services is mulling the largest update to disability nondiscrimination regulations in decades as the pandemic has highlighted inequities in the medical system.

The HHS Office for Civil Rights said it is issuing a request for information Friday that outlined policies that would aim to improve the care of people with disabilities—including when they need organ transplants, when treatments are no longer seen as beneficial, preventing suicide, and how care is provided when resources are scarce during a disaster.

Hospitals have been overwhelmed during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to rationing of care. Health ...

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