Open letter re: Essential Support Person(s) for Patients with Disabilities

In the wake of Ariis Knight’s tragic death, DABC has joined several other disability organizations and individuals in calling for a clear province-wide policy allowing people with disabilities to have an essential support person present during hospitalization. We recognize that hospitals must limit visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in many cases, such accommodation is fundamental to communication and informed consent to care.

Read the letter here.