What’s New in Health Law
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Case Heads to Overtime
A district court denied a hospital’s motion to dismiss a physician Title I ADA claim. The district court found that the physician adequately pled his claim that he was denied reasonable accommodation prior to the termination of his employment in July 2016. Furthermore, the court found the physician adequately pled his claim that he was later discriminated against when his privileges were terminated in February 2018. While the hospital argued that termination of medical privileges held by a non-employee could fall only under Title III of the ADA as a public accommodation, and that the physician’s claim should therefore be dismissed, the court ruled this “novel argument” should be argued on the merits.
Cruz v. Lovelace Health Sys., Inc.
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