April 6, 2020 – CMF Applauds HHS’s Civil Rights and Religious Freedom Bulletin and Urges Rejection of Utilitarian Approach to Rationing Health Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

For Immediate Release: CMF Applauds HHS’s Civil Rights and Religious Freedom Bulletin and Urges Rejection of Utilitarian Approach to Rationing Health Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Christ Medicus Foundation praises the Bulletin of the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entitled Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019. The HHS Bulletin reminds healthcare institutions and all healthcare professionals that discrimination in access to healthcare services, whether based on disability, age, or any other protected status, violates federal civil rights laws. HHS is right to vigorously enforce Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, among other federal civil rights laws.“The natural moral law and federal civil rights laws must guide the provision of medical care, inclusive of triage protocols,” said Jordan Buzza, J.D., Director of the Christ Medicus Foundation’s health care ministry CMF CURO.

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