DOJ Issues Guidance on Protections Under the ADA for Individuals with OUD

The DOJ recently published guidanceon how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with opioid use disorder (OUD) who are in treatment or recovery, including those who take medication to treat their OUD. This guidance document explains how the ADA protects people with OUD who are in treatment or recovery from discrimination in a number of settings, including employment, healthcare and participation in state or local government services and programs, and is part of DOJ's comprehensive response to the opioid crisis, which promotes prevention, enforcement and treatment.

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