A dental clinic in Virginia has settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over requiring a patient with HIV to schedule all future appointments as the last appointment of the day, according to a DOJ statement. The DOJ reached a settlement with Woodlawn Family Dentistry in Alexandria under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ determined that the clinic failed to offer the patient alternative times for appointments because the patient has HIV and that there was no legal reason for its actions. The clinic must pay $7,000 to the patient and $3,000 in civil penalties. The clinic also must train its staff on the ADA and implement an anti-discrimination policy.

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