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July 22, 2020

Health Law Daily

HHS Says Hospitals Must Continue To Provide Religious Accommodations To Workers, Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • July 22, 2020

Bloomberg Law (7/21, Stein, Subscription Publication) reports, “Hospitals must continue to provide religious accommodations to their workers and patients during the pandemic, the HHS said Tuesday, resolving two complaints before its Office for Civil Rights.” The agency’s “civil rights office resolved a complaint against the Staten Island University Hospital after a medical student was told he needed to shave his beard to wear an N95 mask and return to rotations.” In addition, HHS “resolved a complaint against the Prince George’s Hospital Center of the University of Maryland Medical System after a patient was denied visitation from a priest.”