OCR announces revised crisis standards of care guidelines for serving older persons and persons with disabilities

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights yesterday announced collaborative efforts with the state of North Carolina, the North Texas Mass Critical Care Guidelines Task Force, the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, and the Indian Health Service in updating each entity’s crisis standards of care to provide equitable health care to individuals with disabilities and the elderly.

Building on its prior work to address discrimination concerns during COVID-19, OCR provided technical assistance to each entity on CSC provisions that incorporate protections, prohibitions and language updates to ensure older persons and persons with disabilities are not excluded from health care. For more details on the OCR announcement, click here.

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