TAKE ACTION NOW TO END DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH CARE
SUPPORT SENATE BILL 567
Every Oregonian deserves access to quality healthcare and life-sustaining supports without discrimination.
The discrimination and bias the developmental disability community experiences in the healthcare system has been even more evident throughout this pandemic.
Last year, advocates across Oregon answered the call to action by signing a petition to prohibit discrimination in healthcare—thank you!
Now, we need your help to pass SB 567, legislation to ban health care discrimination in Oregon. SB 567 had a public hearing today and you have until tomorrow until noon to submit testimony.
SB 567 makes it unlawful for a provider or any person acting on behalf of a provider to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and disability by:
- denying medical treatment that is likely to benefit the person based on an individualized assessment of the patient using objective medical evidence; or
- limiting or restricting in any manner the allocation of medical resources to the patient.
People with disabilities, older adults, and people of color can’t wait—we need to end discrimination in health care now!