CHA News Article

Hospitals Must Submit Language-Assistance Policies

Per Health and Safety Code 1259(c)(2), general acute-care hospitals are required to submit to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), on an annual basis, a copy of their policies and procedures for providing language-assistance services. Hospitals should submit their policies and procedures to their respective Licensing and Certification District Office. For more information, see All Facilities Letter 12-16 at www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/facilities/Documents/LNC-AFL-12-16.pdf.

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