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28 Pa. Code § 101.165. Ethnic language barriers.

§ 101.165. Ethnic language barriers.

 When it is substantiated that the regular patient population of the hospital contains a foreign language speaking population for whom the language barrier constitutes a service disadvantage, the hospital should do all of the following:

   (1)  Have a roster of bilingual personnel or volunteers, or both.

   (2)  Post bilingual signs and have other printed materials, such as hospital handbooks, medical care instructions and follow-up care, readily available.

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