Justice Department Issues ADA Final Rule Implementing 2008 Amendments

August 26, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) final rule implementing requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 incorporates provisions that have already been in effect since January 2009 for regulating Titles II (public entities) and III (accessibility) of ADA, the department said in a press release announcing the rule's August 11, 2016, publication in the Federal Register. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which oversees enforcement of ADA's Title I for employment, implemented regulations in 2011 incorporating the amendments. Congress enacted the 2008 ADA amendments in response to court decisions that narrowly interpreted "disability."

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