Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS
In 2011, the Department of Justice launched its “Barrier Free Health Care Initiative.” This Initiative utilizes U.S. Attorneys Offices across the Country to act as a “force multiplier” to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not denied access to health care. The DOJ’s enforcement priorities include situations where an individual is unable to access treatment, care, or services because of physical limitations such as deafness and blindness. Recently, the DOJ has made equal access for individuals with HIV/AIDS a priority under this initiative. Within the last two months, the Agency has entered into settlement agreements with three different medical providers …
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The Department of Justice has released Technical Assistance Guidelines addressing Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements for Persons with HIV and AIDS. This Document, entitled Questions and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS, provides compliance information concerning both the ADA’s employment and “public accommodations” provisions.