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DOJ Issues Guidance on Opioid Use Disorder and the ADA

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The Department of Justice published guidance Tuesday on opioid use disorder (OUD) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The document, entitled “The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Opioid Crisis: Combating Discrimination Against People in Treatment or Recovery,”  explains the protections available to people with OUD under the ADA and provides guidance to entities covered by the ADA about how to comply with the law.  The guidance discusses a range of topics, including when OUD is considered a disability, the protections available to individuals taking legally prescribed medication to treat their OUD, and how to file a complaint should individuals believe that they have been discriminated against because of their OUD.

To find out more about the ADA, visit ada.gov or call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).

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The above is a press release from the 

The above is a press release from U.S. Department of Justice.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents and encourages our readers to personally verify any information they find may be overly biased or questionable. The publication of this press release does not indicate an endorsement of its content. 

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