Tuesday, May 07, 2013

DOJ Settlement Protects Medical Students with Hepatitis B Against Discrimination

See this article.  An excerpt:
Released last summer, the updated CDC guidelines were cited by the Justice Department in March as the agency announced a settlement with a New Jersey medical school over claims it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by excluding two applicants with hepatitis B. While the state-run University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey denied liability, it agreed to admit qualified HBV-positive students and provide training to staff. 
It was the first case in which the Justice Department pursued an ADA complaint on behalf of people with hepatitis B. 
"This is a historic decision," Block said. "We can now pull out the DOJ settlement and really guide these people: `What you're facing is discrimination, and here are the tools to help.' That's powerful."



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