HHS Discrimination Decision Runs Counter to Profession’s Values

HHS Discrimination Decision Runs Counter to Profession’s Values

The recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to abandon protections of individuals based on gender identity isn’t just controversial — it’s in direct opposition to the official position of APTA, and inconsistent with the physical therapy profession’s Code of Ethics. The association made its stand known to HHS before the rule changes were adopted, and will continue to press for person-centered care delivered regardless of gender. 

On June 13, HHS issued its final revision to a 2016 rule that reinforced nondiscrimination policies in the Affordable Care Act. The widely criticized change was aimed at weakening the ACA’s protections against discrimination based on “race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability” by eliminating a definition of “discrimination based on sex” that included gender identity.  

Full article at APTA

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