Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bill Preventing Hospital Discrimation Against Disabled to Be Proposed

TRENTON, N.J. -- Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) Thursday announced that he will soon introduce legislation that would ban hospitals in New Jersey from declining to perform an organ transplant on someone simply because they have a developmental disability.
The legislation comes in the wake of an incident at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where a Camden County family was allegedly told that their 3-year-old daughter would not be eligible for a kidney transplant because she is “mentally retarded.”

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