Episode 80: Rationing of Medical Care and Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:00 pm EDT
Speaker(s): 

Alison Barkoff and Katheryn Rucker from the Center for Public Representation

Description: 

One of the many aspects of this public health crisis is the limited supply of equipment to treat patients in need. We face shortages of medical equipment and potential shortages of ventilators. Because the coronavirus COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, there is concern that ventilator demand may exceed supply. This will force medical staff to prioritize who gets life-saving treatment.

In this special episode of ADA Live!, we will talk with Alison Barkoff and Katheryn Rucker from the Center for Public Representation about rationing of medical care and ensuring the  rights of people with disabilities are protected. We will discuss discrimination in medical care, anti-discrimination laws, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaints, and many other topics around this critical issue.