A few weeks ago, Joseph Shapiro from NPR wrote about a woman with a disability, whose family was not allowed to communicate with her while she was in a Connecticut hospital with Covid-19.
Mr. Shapiro also wrote that the woman’s family had joined several others in filing a civil rights complaint. The allegations were that that in denying these patients the ability to communicate with their families, the hospital was effectively denying them the right to make informed decisions about their own medical treatment.
And I now want to share the great news that Connecticut has initiated a new policy, changing this rule. Mr. Shapiro writes more about this in the article below.
For more articles by Mr. Shapiro, see https://www.npr.org/people/2101159/joseph-shapiro