Informational: HHS and DOJ Issue Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth

By Policy and Advocacy Brief posted 08-09-2022 14:03

  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance on the protections in federal nondiscrimination laws requiring that telehealth be accessible to people with disabilities and limited English proficient persons on July 29, 2022.

The guidance will help healthcare providers better understand their nondiscrimination obligations and patients better understand their rights under federal law in this regard. The guidance provides examples of actions that may be discriminatory and describes steps that providers may need to take to ensure that health care offered via telehealth is accessible. The guidance also provides a list of helpful resources for both providers and patients.

The AUA advocates to expand access to telehealth services as an alternative healthcare delivery model in urology to address access to care and healthcare equity.

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