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Your Right to a Designated Support Person + -

Persons with a disability may have a designated support person with them at all times in Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) medical care facilities.

Patients with disabilities who need assistance due to the specifics of their disability may have one designated support person with them. This could include specific needs due to altered mental status, intellectual or cognitive disability, communication barriers or behavioral concerns. If a patient with a disability requires an accommodation that involves the presence of a family member, personal care assistant or similar disability service provider, knowledgeable about the management of their care, to assist them physically or emotionally during their hospitalization, this will be allowed with proper precautions taken to contain the spread of infection. This policy applies to Chesapeake Hospital Authority doing business as Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) and doing business as Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (CRMC), and Chesapeake Home and Supportive Care (Hospice).

Read more about the CRH Designated Support Person policy here

Health Care and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA requires that health care entities provide full and equal access for people with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Health care organizations that provide services to the public are covered by the ADA.

Learn more about the ADA here