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Health Law Blog: OCR Launches Nationwide Review of CAH Language Access Policies - May 6, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Office of Civil Rights for Health and Human Services is launching a nationwide review of the language access policies of critical access hospitals following a 10 state review in 2012.  These reviews will include an examination of demographic data from the hospital’s service area, onsite visits, an evaluation of the hospital’s language access services policies and procedures, interviews of hospital staff and community stakeholders and corrective action if compliance issues are discovered.  A copy of the announcement as well as a summary of OCR’s findings during its 2012 reviews can be accessed here.

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