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A00286 Summary:

BILL NOA00286
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00672
 
SPONSORRozic
 
COSPNSRKavanagh
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add S2803-u, Pub Health L
 
Requires hospitals to provide language assistance services to a patient or a patient's assistant for communication of clinical and other information, including but not limited to health care, billing and making appointments, to ensure effective communication; provides that such interpreter may be a qualified interpreter, volunteer or medical personnel at such hospital; provides for such services to be available at all locations during all times that patient care is available; provides that transactions of frequently used forms essential to a patient's care and treatment be available in all of the hospital's primary language; provides for training of those providing interpretation services; requires the hospital to submit to the commissioner an annual report assessing compliance; defines primary language and patient visits.
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