Spoken Language and Disability Access Requirements of the New Section 1557 Health Care Civil Rights Rules

Spoken Language and Disability Access Requirements of the New Section 1557 Health Care Civil Rights Rules

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, age, disability, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics), in covered, health programs or activities. See: 42 U.S.C. §18116 et seq. On May 6, 2024, HHS released the long-awaited the Section […]

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The Section 1557 Final Health Care Civil Rights Rule is Here! An Introduction of some of the new rule’s language and disability access highlights

On May 6, 2024, the Federal Register published the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act final rule. Section 1557 and its implementing regulations are the hallmark of health care civil rights regulations, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, age, disability […]

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The Newly Proposed Section 1557 Health Care Civil Rights Rules

In our October 11 webinar, Jinny Bromberg and Bruce Adelson provided their expert opinions in about the newly proposed health care civil rights rules under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The proposals reflect lessons learned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the COVID-19 pandemic and are also intended […]

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New rules stipulated by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act went into effect in July 2016.

The New Section 1557 Rules: Part 6

This post is part of a continuing series on the new Affordable Care Act Section 1557 regulations that went into effect in July, 2016.  Affordable Care Act Section 1557 prohibits several types of discrimination: race, color, language, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping, sexual identity, and age.  As the most comprehensive federal health […]

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