This forthcoming article argues that basing resource allocation or triage decisions on a person’s pre-existing disability violates provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and the Affordable Care Act.   These federal laws prohibit discrimination against Read More
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 study concluded that children of all ages are susceptible to COVID-19, with no significant gender differences. Young children, particularly infants, are more vulnerable to infection. Objective: To identify the epidemiological characteristics and transmission patterns of children infected with COVID-19 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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