New Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Hepatitis B

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS, DENTAL SCHOOLS, NURSING SCHOOLS, AND OTHER HEALTH-RELATED SCHOOLS.

The Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education, along with the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, is issuing a joint Dear Colleague Letter to the nation’s medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and other health-related schools regarding hepatitis B discrimination. The letter updates the schools on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the participation of students with hepatitis B in health-related schools. The letter also emphasizes the importance of the CDC’s recommendations, especially as they relate to federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, and national origin.

For a copy of the DCL, please visit:

DCL: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201306-504-title-vi.html

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201306-504-title-vi.pdf

Contact:  Renée Hogoboom
Associate Director for Diversity and Equity
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Phone: 651.201.1592

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