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Suicide Rates in NC Jails at Record Highs

Suicide Rates in NC Jails at Record Highs but Sheriffs Block Reforms For Immediate Release 6/02/2020 Contact: Susan Pollitt: 919-856-2195 ext. 224, susan.pollitt@disabilityrightsnc.org or Luke Woollard: 919-856-2195 ext. 211, luke.woollard@disabilityrightsnc.org A report issued today by Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC)

Complaint concerning the NC Protocol for Allocating Scarce Inpatient Critical Care Resources in a Pandemic

Disability Rights NC files complaint concerning State’s Protocol on Scarce Inpatient Critical Care Resources You may have seen stories in the news recently about discrimination in health care. People with disabilities are being put at the back of the line
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Reasonable Accommodations to Hospital Restricted Visitor Policies

Reasonable Accommodations to Hospital Restricted Visitor Policies The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act mandate that hospitals provide reasonable accommodations to patients with disabilities. The COVID-19 crisis has prompted many hospitals to change some of

Social Security beneficiaries’ rights to stimulus money

Social Security beneficiaries’ rights to stimulus money Disability Rights North Carolina sent a letter to the NC Department of Health and Human Services requesting they provide urgent direction to all licensed residential providers serving Social Security Administration (SSA) beneficiaries with
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Increased outbreaks in correctional facilities because social distancing is impossible

Increased outbreaks in correctional facilities because social distancing is impossible    North Carolina prisons and jails are petri dishes for corona virus. “COVID-19 will spread like wildfire in our overcrowded, unhygienic prisons, and present a health risk to entire communities,”

DOT punishes disability community with proposed regulations

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is profoundly disappointed in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed regulations regarding service animals on aircrafts. Although intended to prevent airline passengers from falsely claiming their pets are service animals, the rules are misguided, overly