DoJ: recreation program discriminates against disabled

by Walter Olson on October 5, 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association, saying that it is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act because it refuses to administer a medication for the relief of grand mal seizures. Two students wish to participate in the program who have a potential need of the medication on an emergency basis. “The medication, Diastat AcuDial, comes in a pre-filled syringe with a plastic tip and must be administered through a person’s rectum.” [Daily Herald]

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1 Smart Dude 10.05.12 at 11:41 am

It’s good to see the Department of Justice standing up to defend the recreation Soccer dads against charges of potential medical malpractice and of sexual abuse.

Oh wait….

2 doug 10.07.12 at 8:30 am

my daughter has this kind of medicine for use against her seizures. there is a short window in which to give it. and you can give it only once in 24 hours. Imagine the liability if you were to give it too late or (unknown to you) it was already given within 24 hours. bad things can medically happen and who would be on the hook?

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