Are you inadvertently committing gender discrimination by requesting interpreters of a specific gender? According to the comments accompanying the new Affordable Care Act Nondiscrimination Regulations, you just might be!
On July 18, 2016, the new Final Rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s Nondiscrimination Provisions became effective. Healthcare entities across the nation are struggling to ensure their Language Access Plan complies with the new regulations.
In this webinar, we’ll address a few of the most difficult questions posed by the new regulations:
-Do the ACA Nondiscrimination Rules prohibit abiding by a patient’s request for an interpreter of a specific gender?
-What does “primary consideration” really mean? Can we still use VRI for American Sign Language interpreting?
-Are we supposed to refuse a patient’s request to use his/her friend or family member as an interpreter?