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Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: An Overview of Current Legal Rights and Responsibilities

In order to ensure access to care for limited English proficient residents, there are a number of federal and state laws and policies that compel publicly funded health care programs and activities to provide language access. This report focuses on the language access responsibilities of health care and coverage providers pursuant to federal civil rights laws.

Report (.pdf)

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