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How to comply with language interpreter rules set by HHS

Effective Sep 24, 2013
Published Sep 24, 2013
Last Reviewed Sep 27, 2013
Take the “blueprint” issued recently by HHS’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) as a cue to assess your minority patient policy, especially when it comes to language issues. Since 2000, OMH has maintained National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) as “a framework for all health care organizations to best serve the nation’s increasingly diverse communities,” OMH says.

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