Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Michigan Hospital Fined for ADA Violation

Kingswood Hospital in Ferndale, Michigan has settled a complaint that it violated ADA law by failing to provide a deaf patient with an interpreter in 2004. The Department of Justice reviewed the services of Henry Ford Health Systems, the hospital owner, and found its policies and procedures inadequate. As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to pay the patient who filed the complaint $70,000 as well as provide interpreters to other patients as needed, train hospital workers on ADA law, and develop procedures that will ensure ADA law is followed throughout its healthcare facilities.