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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

Justice Department Sues Ophthalmology Practice for Discriminating Against Individuals with Disabilities who Use Wheelchairs

December 23, 2021

The Justice Department sued Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PC (BDP), an optometry and ophthalmology provider with 24 facilities, based in Tempe, AZ, for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to transfer certain patients with disabilities onto surgical and exam tables. Instead, they made these patients hire third-party medical support personnel to bring them to and from BDP facilities and to provide transfer help at the facilities.

If you believe you or someone you know had to pay for third-party medical support personnel to provide transfer help at or transportation to and from a BDP Eye Center, please contact 1-866-380-2003 (toll-free), or send an email to BDPEyeCenter@usdoj.gov.