Laws, Regulations and Standards Related to Medical Interpreting

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Civil Rights (includes translations of civil rights information)

The Joint Commission

National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care|  Recommended Resources:

CCHCP Equity and Inclusion – Cultural Competency Training

CCHCP Equity and Inclusion – Cultural Competency Consulting

Executive Order 13166 “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.” Signed Aug. 2000.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Affordable Care Act (ACA) – enacted March 2010

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)  |

Please be sure to comply with the regulations and standards of your state, county, and employer. If you are self-employed or employed through a interpreter service provider, be sure to check the regulations of the facility you will be interpreting at.

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