Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act in Health Care Settings

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

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Pacific ADA Center
Jan Garrett and Dana Barton

Training Overview Description

Addiction to opioids and other substances has risen dramatically in recent years. How government and private entities view treatment of addiction to opioids and other substances has raised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns. In this session, two members of the ADA National Network will discuss how the ADA impacts persons with Opioid Use Disorders in a variety of health care settings. The presenters will also cover how to eliminate discrimination that results in barriers to treatment and recovery.

Event-specific Details

Learning objectives:

-Learn how people with opioid and other substance use disorders may be considered people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) definition of disability.
-Understand the ADA's protections for people with opioid use disorder.
-Identify potential discrimination under the ADA that people in treatment and recovery may experience.
-Learn resources for more information on the ADA and where to file complaints of discrimination with federal agencies.


Jan Garrett is the Program manager at the Pacific ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network.

Dana Barton is the Director of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network.

Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Health Care
All Substance Abuse
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government

Registration Information

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