The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued Section 1557 which prohibits health care entities that receive federal financial assistance from certain types of discrimination. It will go into effect July 18, 2016. This includes discrimination against age, race, color, nationality, disability or gender. On the surface it seems to be common sense but within this regulation is the requirement for assistance of patients who have limited English proficiency.
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