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Language and Disability Access
Language Access Services in Health Care Settings
Federal and State laws prohibit national origin discrimination against limited english proficient (LEP) individuals when they are provided health care services.  New York also has specific protections for LEP individuals that require language interpreters in hospital settings. There are many...
The Language Access Resource Center - Empire Justice Center
The Language Access Resource Center (LARC) of the Empire Justice Center provides information and resources about the rights of Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals. It describe the federal and New York State laws prohibiting discrimination against LEP individuals and the obligations...
A New Website for Language Services in Pharmacy Settings
The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce a new website focused on multilingual language services in pharmacy settings in New York City.  www.NYCLanguageRx.org This website hosts: A growing directory of New York City pharmacies that provide language assistance services ...
Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities
People with disabilities may confront additional barriers to accessing health care. Barriers to enrolling in public health care programs like Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus include transportation issues, physical access issues, and failures on the part of local districts to...
Medicaid Disability Determinations - NYS Forms & Procedures (with updated forms July 2012)
The Medicaid program has long had a procedure for determining disability for individuals who have not yet been determined disabled by the Social Security Administration.[1] There are different reasons for determining disability. The procedure is primarily used for Medicaid recipients between...
Medicaid & Medicare: Maximizing Coverage for Disabled Clients
Maximizing health coverage for DAP clients: Before and after winning the case     Outline prepared by Geoffrey Hale and Cathy Roberts - updated August 2012   This outline is intended to assist Disability Advocacy Program (DAP) advocates maximize health insurance coverage for...
Patients' Rights in the Health Care System
Managed Care Bill of Rights New York State has a fairly progressive managed care bill of rights which is found in both the Public Health and Insurance laws. Disclosure. Managed care plans must tell their patients about the coverage offered, benefit packages, prior authorization rules,...


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