In response to one family member’s request for help, DRM took action by issuing a letter to the Maryland Department of Health on May 1, 2020, in conjunction with other advocates and coalition partners, to push for a policy of exceptions and accommodations to the “No Visitor” policies during hospitalizations established at the outbreak of Covid-19.
On May 11, 2020, The Maryland Department of Disabilities and Maryland Department of Health issued joint guidance requiring that hospitals adopt policies to ensure that support persons can be designated and processes to request other reasonable accommodations are provided. Click here to read the full letter >>