LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PATIENTS: YOUR OFFICE'S LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Conventus Practice Advice Line has experienced an uptick in practices calling and asking, “What is our responsibility in providing interpreters for patients with Limited English Proficiency?” Many believe they have no responsibility at all. But this is not the case.
Providers should be familiar with federal and state requirements regarding LEP (Limited English Proficiency) patients and develop an effective language access plan to meet the needs of their patients. This is especially important because of the increasing number of LEP patients. It is anticipated that by 2021, approximately . . .
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