Linguistic competency

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Open to Interpretation

From telephone language lines to video interpreting systems, a variety of options are available to help health care facilities eliminate language barriers and provide better care to patients with limited English proficiency

Linguistic Competence and the Law

Linguistic Competence and the Law

How nurses and hospitals that serve limited-English-speaking patients can protect themselves from translation liability

Linguistic Competence for the 21st Century

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination--Persons with Limited-English Proficiency) requires any health care facility that receives federal funding to provide bilingual or interpreter services to patients who don’t speak English.

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