US Agencies Publish Guidance To Ensure Telehealth Access Equality
The US Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice have published guidance on protections in federal laws to help Americans with disabilities or limited English proficiency to access telehealth. The guidance coincides with the 32nd anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act.
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