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TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 - HOW PLANNING CAN LOWER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS’ LIABILITY RISK

Health care providers have more at stake concerning their compliance with Title VI than virtually any other recipients of federal largess.  Providers’ failure to make available effective language assistance  is inextricably linked to issues of standard of care, negligence, and  medical malpractice. Simply put, if a patient does not understand  medical information conveyed by health care professionals because  of a language barrier, there could be no informed consent to a specific  medical procedure.

 

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