Many states and hospitals are relying on the use of Crisis Standard of Care plans to inform providers how to make decisions on the allocation and re-allocation of scarce medical resources. These plans should be carefully scrutinized to ensure that people with disabilities are not subject to discrimination. CPR, together with The Arc, Bazelon Center, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Visiting Scholar Ari Ne’eman, and Professor Sam Bagenstos, developed this evaluation framework to assist stakeholders in evaluating Crisis Standards of Care in their states.
Today’s evaluation framework is a companion to the guidance about preventing disability discrimination in COVID-19 treatment released on April 3, 2020 by CPR and partners that expands on a Bulletin from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights about non-discrimination in treatment. For more resources and information on federal and state advocacy, check out our medical rationing webpage.