The COVID-19 pandemic presents serious challenges to the resources and capacities of our nation’s healthcare delivery system. Several state and regional health authorities have recently issued treatment rationing directives to their local hospitals and provider networks that deprioritize ventilator access, treatment, and care for patients with disabilities in favor of younger, healthier, non-disabled patients.
The American Association of People with Disabilities invites you to participate in a call on Friday, April 3, at 12 pm ET focused on the legal non-discrimination obligations for healthcare providers during the COVID-19 crisis. The call will address the following questions:
This call will feature disability legal experts and healthcare subject-matter experts.
Moderator: Ted Kennedy, Jr., Board Chair, American Association of People with Disabilities and Law Partner, Epstein Becker Green.
Kara Ayers, Ph.D., Associate Director, UCEDD, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Samuel Bagenstos, Professor of Law, University of Michigan
Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Sylvia Yee, Senior Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund