state and local government

HHS finalizes new health care disability discrimination rules

Monday, May 30, 2016The Department of Health and Human Services has released final rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination protections, clarifying and expanding on the obligations of health care providers to accommodate patients with disabilities. Passed in 2010, the ACA bars health…

DOJ settles with SC police department in accessibility suit

Thursday, May 12, 2016The police department of South Carolina’s largest city announced a comprehensive settlement with the Department of Justice on May 3, to ensure effective communication with people who are deaf and hard of hearing in law enforcement matters. “Our first responders…

Oregon hit with sidewalk accessibility lawsuit

Friday, February 26, 2016More than 25 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the state of Oregon continues to systematically fail to make its sidewalks accessible to people with disabilities, a new lawsuit alleges, filed February 22. “Oregonians with disabilities…