Opioid Use Disorders and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Eliminating Discriminatory Barriers to Treatment and Recovery


Tuesday, September 25, 2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Description

In 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency and announced a 5-Point Strategy To Combat the Opioid Crisis. Join us for this session as Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, and Disability Rights Section discuss issues impacting persons with Opioid Use Disorders and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The speakers will discuss Justice Department efforts to eliminate discriminatory barriers to treatment and recovery programs.

Speakers:

Stephanie Berger Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section
Savannah Weston Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section

Questions for presenters:

  • What are possible outcomes when Justice investigates a charge of discrimination of someone being denied access to a treatment/recovery program?
  • Is addiction/current use of opiods covered by the ADA? I thought that illegal use of a controlled substance was not covered by the ADA? Is there an exception or is it only "legal use" of opiods and not addiction that would be covered?
  • Do you have the case citation for Slide 34 (Baltimore zoning case)?
  • Do you have the case citation for Slide 34 (Baltimore zoning case)?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.