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Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Guidance Relating to Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19

Healthcare institutions are prohibited from discriminating against their employees and their PATIENTS under federal civil rights laws, the Affordable Care Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Employers in the healthcare field should do the mandatory annual harassment training, as required by the Illinois Human Rights Act focused not only on employee, independent contractors, vendors, but also PATIENTS.

A copy of the guidance by the Illinois Human Rights Department is available here.

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