Day: October 9, 2021

Backus Hospital settles with government over disability discrimination allegations

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Backus Medical center, a Hartford Health care facility centered in Norwich, Connecticut, has settled with the federal government around allegations that it discriminated versus a deaf patient, according to the U.S. Justice Division and the Division of Well being and Human Expert services.

The settlement stems from an accusation that the clinic unsuccessful to present timely auxiliary aids and products and services to properly converse with a deaf patient through an inpatient stay, which would be in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In accordance to the criticism, regardless of requesting products and services on arrival and obtaining them through his crisis place stay, the complainant was not presented with an interpreter or video distant-interpreting products and services at crucial details of care through his inpatient stay, and alternatively experienced to rely on handwritten notes to converse with doctors and personnel.

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