Post-Acute Care in Transition: Tackling the Legal/Regulatory Transformation of the Industry
Health Care Entities and the ADA: Part 2 – Complex Issues in the Reasonable Accommodation of Patients, Residents & Guests with Disabilities
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EDT)
Andrea R. Calem, Epstein Becker Green
Frank C. Morris, Jr., Epstein Becker Green
In part two of the webinar series, Epstein Becker Green attorneys explain the laws, regulations, enforcement considerations and hot-button issues relating to the accommodation of individuals with disabilities (be they patients, customers, or members of the public).
Their discussion will focus on the public access provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and state statutes, which require health care entities and other public accommodations to make their goods and services fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. Some of the issues to be explored will include:
- Must a health care provider incur construction costs to reconfigure its treatment rooms?
- Can hospitals or post-acute care facilities be sued if their websites or online scheduling tools are not accessible to those with sight impairments?
- Must health care facilities modify diagnostic equipment to make it more accessible to individuals using wheelchairs?
- What are the required dimensions for accessible changing rooms?
- Must a skilled nursing facility hire a sign language interpreter for hearing-impaired patients or companions?
We hope that you will join us as we explore these and other hot-button issues confronting post-acute care facilities and all other health care businesses today.
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