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A00286 Summary:

BILL NO    A00286 

SAME AS S00672

SPONSOR    Rozic

COSPNSR    Kavanagh


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
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