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ADA Guidance on Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities

On the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have jointly released Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities, a technical assistance document designed to assist medical providers in understanding how the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) apply to them. 

Due to barriers, people with disabilities are less likely to receive even basic medical treatment that will prevent routine small problems from turning into major and possibly life threatening ones. This important guidance promotes the core values of the health care reform legislation championed by this Administration. For more information about the ADA or to obtain a copy of Access to Medical Care for Persons with Mobility Disabilities, visit www.ada.gov.

View the press release(Spanish) announcing the joint issuance by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights and DOJ’s Civil Rights Division of the technical assistance document, Access to Medical Care for Persons with Mobility Disabilities.

Download a copy of Access to Medical Care for Persons with Mobility Disabilities | PDF | HTML |

For more information on OCR's enforcement and jurisdiction under ADA and Section 504.