This information bulletin describes protections guaranteed under the Americans with Disabilities Act and clarifies terms in the Act such as disability, impairment, qualified individuals, reasonable accommodations, and medical privacy issues. The document identifies risk management measures for health centers to consider to reduce risk of liability under the ADA.
Important MyNACHC Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual. See https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programrequirements/pdf/healthcentercompliancemanual.pdf