The authors of this Hastings Center Report explain how ethical and legal duties intersect with public health in a time of crisis. When the health system can no longer handle the needs of all persons seeking care, ethical and legal Read More
A new bulletin from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) addresses the application of existing federal anti-discrimination laws to the treatment of persons with disabilities and other groups during a public health Read More
This L.A. Times article explores professional and ethical challenges medical professionals may face in making decisions about who receives scarce resources if COVID-19 cases surge beyond what the health care system can handle. During a public health emergency, triage decisions Read More
This article discusses how multiple disability advocacy groups have filed civil rights complaints challenging Washington’s and Alabama’s plans for resource allocation during a public health crisis, arguing that the states’ plans discriminate against persons with disabilities. The groups argue that Read More

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