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November 2022   Volume 17 Issue 1
Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law

The Pursuit of Health Equity Through Section 1557: The Foundation of Health Care Civil Rights

  • November 16, 2022
  • Drew Stevens , Caiola & Rose LLC

ABSTRACT: Within the health law community, there is a growing appreciation of viewing the law as a social determinant of health and the role that law plays in our pursuit for health equity. To illuminate the law’s impact, this article will focus on the civil rights laws that are referenced or incorporated into the Affordable Care Act’s Nondiscrimination provision (Section 1557), summarize the pervasive requirements that Section 1557 imposes on health systems, and conclude by offering specific ways that the health law community can elevate the practice of “health care civil rights.”

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