Access to healthcare and the ADA: A review of the case law

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Access to healthcare is critical for people with disabilities, but often many barriers exist. This webinar will review how court decisions and settlement agreements have impacted the ADA’s application to healthcare. Topics will include effective communication, accessible medical facilities and equipment, and service animals in healthcare facilities. The webinar will also focus on how certain disabilities have been addressed in the healthcare context, including opioid use disorder and HIV/AIDs. In addition to reviewing specific court decisions and settlement agreements, this session will also identify trends and potential issues for future ADA healthcare-related litigation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Barry Taylor, VP for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation, Equip for Equality

Rachel Weisberg, Managing Attorney, Equip for Equality

Questions for presenters:

1 This may be outside the scope of this presentation, but do you have suggestions to help locate accessible healthcare (i.e., facilities with accessible equipment)??? Thanks for your thoughts!
2 1. How are service animals viewed in plasma, allergy, and birthing facilities (in regards to the birthing area not the delivery room itself but the maternity ward).? 2. Is there any regulation in particular that can be used to indicate that hospitals and other medical facilities should offer assistance completing medical documentation if accessible forms or an accessible portal are not available for the patient to share their medical information independently?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.