January 30, 2024

The Justice Department announced today that it filed an Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint and proposed Consent Decree in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to resolve allegations against MedStar Health, Inc. MedStar Health is a leading healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

The lawsuit alleges that MedStar Health violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying people with disabilities equal access to medical care by excluding their necessary support persons. Under the proposed Consent Decree, which the court must approve, MedStar Health has agreed to pay a total of $440,000 to compensate multiple eligible affected individuals. MedStar Health will also revise its policies to ensure ADA compliance, train its workforce on the new policies, and report to the Department on any future exclusion of support persons.

To learn more about this matter, read our press release. To find out more about the ADA, visit ada.gov or call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-833-610-1264 (TTY).