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Travel With A Serious Health Condition 101

Protection Against Discrimination In Public Places Such As Hotels

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The ADA provides that  hospitals cannot discriminate against a person because of a health condition. 

This means that hospitals cannot do the following:

  • Refuse to treat you
  • Treat you differently than other patients.
  • Provide a different or separate service or benefit than provided to other patients.
  • Use eligibility criteria that screen out or tend to screen out people with disabilities (unless the criteria are necessary).

In addition, doctors and other health care providers must provide reasonable accommodations if needed for people with disabilities.

If a hospital discriminates against you because of your health condition:

  • You may go to court to enforce the law. You don't need to file an administrative claim first for this type of discrimination (unlike other sections such as employment discrimination). However, you can't receive an award for money damages.
  • The U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice are empowered to bring a civil suit. (You may also have a right to sue under the Federal Rehabilitation Act, state or local laws). To learn how to enforce the ADA, click here

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