The Americans With Disabilities Act

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Since it was signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been a challenge for employers to implement. This law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in both public and public businesses. There were numerous lawsuits where disabled employees have charged that employers have failed to accommodate his or her needs in the workplace. However, Supreme Court decisions interpreted the act in a way that made it difficult to prove that an impairment was a disability thereby ruling in favor of an employer. As a result, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA) was enacted to “clarify the definition of disability “(United States, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 2014, para. 1). Companies from every industry struggle to ensure that it meets the requirements to ensure that no disparity between individuals with a disability and those without a disability. In Accommodations of Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, the author addresses the disparities in how health care facilities treat individuals with disabilities compared to individuals with no disability (Pharr, 2013). This paper will summarize the findings of this study and the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 on health care. In her study, Pharr surveyed a group of primary care administrators because their responsibilities “usually has oversight of facility operations

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