The ADA and Health Care Providers
This article introduces basic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for health care providers.
Health Care Overview
Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act cover how health care providers should care for patients with disabilities.
Health Care Providers and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act applies to many health care providers in the United States.
8 Tips for Communicating with a Patient Who Has a Disability
Our favorite communication tips for health care providers to use when assisting patients who have disabilities
Health care provider as employer
The role of a health care provider as an employer cannot be overlooked.
Ask About the ADA
- How has the US Department of Justice helped to ensure equal and effective access for people with disabilities to health care?
Q: How has the US Department of Justice helped to ensure equal and effective access for people with disabilities to health care? A: The US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, in coll...
- What about COVID-19?
Q: What COVID-19 resources do you recommend? A: First, let’s acknowledge that coping with COVID-19 can be very difficult, and we hope you’re doing okay with whatever challenges brought yo...
- If a patient using a wheelchair in my health care practice cannot perform a transfer without assistance, do we have to help them?
Yes. The best way to help patients transfer by themselves would be to provide an adjustable-height table. In a cases where having an adjustable-height table is not readily achievable, a health care fa...
- Nonprofits and Religious Entities
Q: I am trying to find out if a 501(c)(3) is a “religious entity” for ADA purposes (i.e., accommodations in a day care). I am having no luck. Is there a place to look on tax forms or...
- If I lease my medical office space, am I responsible for making the exam room, waiting room, and toilet rooms are accessible?
Yes. Any private entity that owns, leases or leases to, or operates a place of public accommodation must comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The tenant and the landlord...
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