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Court of Appeals Rules That SNF Cannot Respect Patient's Racial Preferences

September 01, 2010

On July 20, 2010, the 7th Circuit United States Court of Appeals determined in the case of Chaney v. Plainfield Healthcare Center, that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not permit an employer to accommodate a resident’s preference to receive medical care from a certified nursing assistant (CNA) of the same race as the resident.

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