ADA National Network Learning Session: Disability Accessibility in Health Care, What's New? - Recent OCR Cases and Guidance

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
11:30 AM PDT - 1:00 PM PDT




The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion and the exercise of conscience. This seminar will focus on what HHS OCR does to enforce those laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in health care program activities and services.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of OCR's role in enforcement of federal non-discrimination laws
  • Receive an overview of the protections afforded by the following laws: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Gain awareness for how to achieve program access, reasonable modifications, and effective communication in health care settings.


Terri Wanzer, JD is an investigator with the Mid-Atlantic Region, Office for Civil Rights, in Philadelphia, PA.

Catherine Cushman, JD is an investigator with the Mid-Atlantic Region, Office for Civil Rights, in Philadelphia, PA.

General Accommodations: 

Open or Closed Captions
Materials Available in Alternate Formats

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


People with Disabilities, ADA Coordinator, Attorney or Other Legal Professional, Family Member of Person With Disability, Medical Professional, Practitioners, Service Provider


Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), Disability Awareness/Education, Effective Communication, Medical Assistance, Program Access, Reasonable Accommodation, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures






$ 0.00

Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021