March 15, 2013
Justice Department Settles HIV Suit Against Ohio Hospital
An Ohio hospital has settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over allegations that it denied admission to someone because of HIV, according to a DOJ statement. The DOJ reached a settlement with Glenbeigh Hospital in Rock Creek under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ found that the hospital unlawfully refused to admit someone with the virus into its alcohol treatment program because of the side effects of his HIV medications. The hospital must pay $32,500 to the complainant and $5,000 in civil penalties. The hospital also must train its staff on the ADA and implement an anti-discrimination policy.
To read the settlement, click here.
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