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The Biden Administration’s Health Care Rights Law Rule 101 for Older Adults

This webinar took place on Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS OCR) recently finalized a new rule implementing the Health Care Rights Law (HCRL), also known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Older adults, especially people of color, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency (LEP), people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals, often face discrimination in health care settings that leads to poorer health outcomes. The HCRL and its implementing regulations are critical to preventing and redressing such discrimination.

This webinar, The Biden Administration’s Health Care Rights Law Rule 101 for Older Adults, will provide an overview of the HCRL and how the new regulations impact older adults. Presenters will discuss how the rule strengthens important civil rights protections for older adults with limited English proficiency (LEP), removes barriers to filing age-related administrative complaints, establishes that all Medicare providers are prohibited from discriminating, and clarifies that LGBTQI+ individuals are protected against discrimination based on sex.

Check out our HCRL webpage to learn more about the final rule and stay tuned for new Justice in Aging resources for aging advocates.

Who Should Participate:
Aging and legal advocates, community-based organizations serving older adults, and others wanting to learn more about changes to the regulations implementing the HCRL and the impact on older adults.

Natalie Kean, Director of Federal Health Advocacy, Justice in Aging
Denny Chan, Managing Director of Equity Advocacy, Justice in Aging

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