Wakeup Call For Health Facilities Aiding Deaf Patients

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT) -- In April 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement of five investigations with health care providers concerning access to services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

These recent settlements stem from the DOJ’s ongoing partnership between the Civil Rights Division and U.S. attorneys offices nationwide. This partnership, announced in July 2012, is designed to target enforcement efforts of health care facilities to ensure that people with disabilities, especially those who are deaf or hard of hearing, have equal access to medical...
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