Episode 80: Rationing of Medical Care and Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities
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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.
Center for Public Representation
The Center for Public Representation, or C-P-R, is dedicated to enforcing and expanding the rights of people with disabilities and others who are in segregated settings. The Center for Public Representation uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to design and implement systemic reform initiatives to promote their integration and full community participation. Working on state, national and international levels, the Center for Public Representation is committed to equality, diversity and social justice in all its activities. The Center for Public Representation has been providing legal service to people with disabilities for over 40 years. For more information, visit: www.centerforpublicrep.org