Today, CPR and other advocates urged leaders at the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, the College of Boston Teaching Hospitals, and the Massachusetts Medical Society to ensure that life-saving medical care is allocated consistent with federal disability law and recent directives from the Office of Civil Rights.
Co-signers expressed their gratitude for the courage and selflessness shown by health care professionals in during the COVID-19 crisis, and offered support, feedback and resources to help health care systems design and implement nondiscriminatory triage assessment protocols. The letter includes 8 specific recommendations for operationalizing principles of fairness and nondiscrimination in the allocation and delivery of life-saving care.
Advocates’ April 1st letter can be read here.
Massachusetts advocates’ March 26 letter to the Baker Administration can be read here.