Entities that receive federal financial assistance are not allowed to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex under Section 1557 of the Act. The final rule applies to health care recipients of specific types of funding from the HHS. The ADA requested that the deadline for implementation of the rule be delayed.
"We believe the estimates in our impact analyses are sound, and we are unaware of any data or other evidence that would undermine our conclusions,” Jocelyn Samuels, OCR director, said in response to the ADA. “Thus, we decline your request to revise the analysis of the burdens and benefits of the regulation that we have conducted and published. This approach is consistent with the application of longstanding federal civil rights laws, such as Title VI and Section 504.”
Samuels concluded her response by thanking the ADA for its dedication to "compliance with Section 1557" and "strong support of equal access to health care."