German court rules disabled people must be protected in Covid triage cases

Posted by on December 28, 2021 10:52 am
Categories: Global Stories

Country’s highest court calls for legally binding guidelines if hospitals are forced to choose which patients need treatment

Germany’s highest court has ruled that disabled people must be protected by legally binding guidelines in case hospitals are forced to introduce a triage system as the country braces itself for a new, more infectious wave of coronavirus.

The constitutional court announced its decision on Tuesday, ordering legislators to create a legal framework that would prevent disabled people from being unfairly treated.

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