Health – HHS Issues Guidance of Accessibility of Health Electronic and Information Technology

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights issued guidance clarifying obligations of providers and insurers under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act as they relate to Electronic and Information Technology. Covered entities must ensure that the use of electronic technology does not result in people with disabilities being denied equal access. The document specifically addresses websites, medical kiosks, and electronic health records.

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