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My hospital is controlled by a religious organization. Does Title III of the ADA still apply?

Yes and no. Religious organizations or entities controlled by religious organizations are exempt from Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, they are subject to the Title I employment protections of the ADA if the hospital has 15 or more employees or possibly under some state laws. If the hospital receives federal funding, it is obligated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to make its services accessible to persons with disabilities. This includes hospitals that receive Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. State and local laws may apply as well, such as state and local building codes.



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