Sat, Jul 30

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Online Via Zoom Link

Language Access Laws in the U.S. Healthcare System

Many individuals are unaware of the rights of the patients they serve when it comes to language assistance in the U.S. healthcare system. Kelly Grzech will help bridge this gap. This workshop will be in Spoken English for all interpreters.

Language Access Laws in the U.S. Healthcare System

Time & Location

Jul 30, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Online Via Zoom Link

About the Event

Many individuals are unaware of their rights, those of their family members, or even the rights of the patients they serve when it comes to language assistance in the U.S. healthcare system.  On a federal level, there are several major pieces of legislation in place that ensure language access for the D/deaf and hard of hearing, as well as those who have limited English proficiency (LEP) in the healthcare sphere.  In this two-hour webinar, we’ll explore Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), among other pieces of lesser-known legislation.  We’ll also examine ways in which individuals in need of language assistance, their family/friends, language service professionals, and healthcare professionals alike can leverage their knowledge of language access laws to advocate for language justice for all.

Student learning outcomes

  • Students will be able to name and describe three key pieces of federal legislation that set the groundwork for language access in healthcare in the U.S.
  • Students will be able to explain how to determine if a medical entity is (or is not) meeting its legal obligations to provide interpretation and translation services
  • Students will be able to differentiate between qualified and certified interpreters for the D/deaf, hard of hearing, and those with limited English proficiency under the law
  • Students will be able to determine how and to whom they should report violations of language access laws in healthcare settings

Course objectives:

  • Name and describe the three key pieces of federal legislation that serve as the groundwork for language access laws in the U.S. healthcare system
  • Explain how to determine if a medical entity is (or is not) meeting its legal obligations to provide interpretation and translation services
  • Differentiate between qualified and certified interpreters for the D/deaf, hard of hearing, and those with limited English proficiency as defined by law
  • Outline how and to whom violations of language access laws in healthcare settings should be reported

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